Pak SC summons Gilani, issues contempt notice

Updated: January 16, 2012 14:01 IST

Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for failing to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and asked him to appear before it on January 19. The order was issued by a seven-judge bench led by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk that began hearing the case related to the apex court's orders for reopening high-profile graft cases against Zardari and over 8,000 others. The bench directed Gilani to personally appear in court to explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for deliberately disregarding the court's orders.

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