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Gilani no longer prime minister: SC

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Court says Gilani has been ineligible since April 26. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday declared Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible to hold office, Express News reported. The court said that he had been ineligible since April 26.

He has been declared ineligible to be prime minister ever since the verdict in the contempt case had been announced.

Gilani will not be a member of parliament following the verdict.

“Yousaf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, reading the order.

“The Election Commission shall issue a notice of disqualification and the president is required to take necessary steps to ensure continuation of democratic process,” he added.

Express News reports that Gilani can appeal against the verdict within 30 days.

Security in the Red Zone has been put on high-alert.

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3 Responses to Gilani no longer prime minister: SC

  1. Zubair Khan

    June 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

    “Yeh to Hota hay aisay kamon main” When some one indulges in such acts has to face the music.

  2. Rajput

    June 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Well Mr. Khalil , the process has completed and one crupt has gone to his destiny. Thanks to Almighty. And Hope the Rest of its Nature will Inshallah also go with Time. This Nation needs to stand on its own. May Allah Almighty helps us to do so. Ameeen. I have a Suggestion if two chiefs in Pakistan take the Command in Hands then it Happens quickly, to rid of them all. One Chief has done his job while the Chief can put hot potato on it.
    Thanks for sending this all.

  3. Nasir Naseem,

    June 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

    All well that ends well. A new light of hope has surfaced through SC decision. One hope the new PM will do his duties long over due. The convicted PM indulged only in political kite flying. Too much noise signifying nothing. The people will continue to feel the punch of this cruel 5-years period of mis-rule, better call it no-rule as only anarchy ruled supreme over the heads of the poor people of Pakistan.”Is tarah tu hota hai, Is tarah kay kamoon mein”, of course, you are right.