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Pakistan court rules prime minister in contempt

Pakistan’s top court Monday found embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt for not complying with orders related to re-opening corruption cases and summoned him to appear in person. The move escalates the pressure on Pakistan’s weakened civilian government, which faces separate court procedures that could unseat its leadership and force early elections at…

Pakistan Prime Minister fears ouster

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said conspirators were plotting to bring down his government, giving his most public indication yet that he fears being ousted from power. He spoke as the Supreme Court met again to decide whether to order a formal inquiry into a secret memo,…