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Pakistani court rules against amnesty - TV

world Updated: Dec 17, 2009 01:33 IST

Pakistan's top court ruled on Wednesday against an amnesty decree that protected President Asif Ali Zardari, some aides and others from graft charges, further damaging a deeply unpopular leader seen as pro-American.

The Supreme Court said the 2007 amnesty was unconstitutional, television channels reported.

The decision will raise fresh doubts about Zardari's political future, even though he is protected from prosecution by presidential immunity, and encourage Taliban militants determined to topple his government.

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