Contempt Case

  • Calcutta HC dismisses contempt case against Mamata December 18, 2012

    Kolkata: In some relief to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking contempt proceedings against her. The judges, however, disapproved of Mamata's comments against the judiciary. The chief minister had in the state assembly on August 14 said that judgments were being bought...
  • Pak SC withdraws contempt notice against PM Ashraf November 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday withdrew a contempt notice issued to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf earlier this year after he failed to approach Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A fivejudge bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali retracted the contempt notice after...
  • Pak PM agrees to reopen graft case against Zardari September 18, 2012

    Islamabad: In what may spell trouble for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he was willing to revoke the Attorney General's letter that had asked for the closure of graft cases against the President. Ashraf was charged with contempt of...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM appears in Supreme Court September 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf appeared in Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday to face a contempt charge. A day before the prime minister's second appearance in the top court, the government once again hinted that it has no plans to reopen graft cases against the President. "The Prime Minister is expected...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM seeks time, pulled up by SC August 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the contempt case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf till September 18. Ashraf has asked for more time of about four to six weeks from the court. The court, however, seems to be taking a hard stand. It has told Ashraf that contempt of...
  • Pak PM to appear in SC today to face contempt charge August 27, 2012

    Islamabad/Lahore: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will appear in the Supreme Court on Monday to face a contempt charge though a section of the ruling Pakistan People's Party is opposed to any move that could be perceived as a climbdown in the standoff with the judiciary. President Asif Ali...
  • Pak Parliament to meet on Friday to elect new PM June 20, 2012

    Islamabad: A special session of Pakistan Parliament will be convened on Friday to elect a new premier following Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification by the Supreme Court. Pakistan People's Party leader Khursheed Shah, who was Religious Affairs Minister in Gilani's cabinet, told reporters that a session of the National Assembly...
  • Gilani vows to go till the last limit in faceoff with SC May 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he will use all options available to him to defend the Constitution and to appeal against his conviction of contempt by Pakistan's Supreme Court. "Come what may, I will protect the Constitution of Pakistan. I will go to the last limit and...
  • Gilani may be disqualified for 5 years: SC May 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani faces the prospect of being disqualified as an MP for five years after Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that he "wilfully, deliberately and persistently" defied the highest court and brought the judiciary into "ridicule". A sevenjudge bench headed by Justice NasirulMulk issued a 77page...
  • Pakistan braces for antigovernment protests May 1, 2012

    Islamabad: The opposition Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) party on Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to quit following his conviction in a contempt of court case. The Supreme Court on Thursday found Prime Minister Gilani guilty of contempt of court...
  • Oppn can't stop me from entering into Parl: Gilani April 29, 2012

    Lahore: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said he did not need permission from the Leader of Opposition to enter parliament following his conviction of contempt by the Supreme Court because he is a unanimously elected premier and a lawmaker. Gilani made the remarks two days after his conviction...
  • Pak: Gilani to file review plea against conviction April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is likely to file a review petition in the Supreme court on Friday. This comes after the Pakistan cabinet decided that he will not quit from his post. The apex court found him guilty for contempt of court and was given a symbolic...
  • PPP rallies behind Gilani after his conviction by SC April 27, 2012

    Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan People's Party on Thursday rallied behind Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following his conviction of contempt by the Supreme Court, making it clear that he will continue to hold the post. A meeting of the top leadership of the PPP chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari...
  • Pak court decision not right, won't quit: Gilani April 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was on Thursday convicted by the Supreme Court for contempt over his refusal to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and was given a symbolic sentence that lasted 30 seconds threatening his continuance in office. "For reasons to be recorded later, the...
  • Pak Supreme Court to decide Gilani's fate today April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the contempt case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday. The case was registered against Gilani after his refusal to write to the Swiss government to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. "The court has summoned...
  • Gilani must write to Swiss authorities: Pak SC March 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday directed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to ask Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and to submit a report on the issue on March 21. The apex court said in an order that Gilani should write a letter to...
  • Pakistan SC to decide Gilani's fate tomorrow February 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before Supreme Court on Monday to face contempt charges that could decide his fate and plunge the country into a fresh political turmoil over his refusal to reopen graft cases against the President. Dealing a major blow to Gilani, 59,...
  • Pak SC turns down Gilani's plea in contempt case February 10, 2012

    Islamabad: In a major blow to beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected his appeal, asking him to appear before it on February 13 to frame contempt charges for not reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. "Our appeal was rejected. As a result...
  • Contempt case: Pak SC hears Gilani's appeal February 9, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing an intracourt appeal filed by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who had been summoned on February 13 for framing of charges against him in a contempt case over his failure to reopen graft cases against the President. The eightjudge bench headed by...
  • Gilani contempt case in Pakistan SC today February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Supreme Court will be hearing the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday. The court has sent Gilani a notice for not implementing a directive seeking action against President Asif Ali Zardari on corruption charges. Gilani had appeared before the court...