Sep 30

Abductors demand huge ransom for ex-PM Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani

LAHORE: Vice Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has been contacted by the kidnappers of his son, Ali Haider Gilani, and demanded ransom of billions.Yousaf Raza

According to the local TV sources, Vice Chairman of PPP has been demanded billions of rupees as ransom for the release of Ali Haider Gilani. Former National Assembly member who is in mutual contacts with the abductors and Gilani has made it possible to hold talks.

The abductors demanded billion as extortion from Gilani so that Ali Haider Gilani must be released. Sources say that former PM Gilani has agreed to the demands. He also had telephonic talk with his son and enquired about his health.

Earlier, unknown assailants came in a car with latest weapons opened fire on Ali just after his procession leaving his guard and secretary dead during his election campaign.

Jul 24

I am ready for arrest if did anything illegal: Gilani

Prime Minister GilaniIslamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he is ready to get arrested if he has done anything illegal.

Gilani said there was nothing wrong in appointing Tauqir Sadiq as chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).

He added that decisions taken by him as prime minister were legal and constitutional and he was not afraid of the consequences.

According to the report, talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, Gilani said a perception was being created that he was being protected by the Punjab police.

Gilani said as prime minister he appointed not only Sadiq but several other top-ranking officials, including the chief justice, army chief, air force chief and chief of the joint staff committee.

He added that it would be unfair to regard Sadiq’s appointment illegal and other appointments legal.

According to the report, sources in NAB said that officials of the bureau were considering seeking accountability court’s help in responding to what Gilani said about his arrest.

They said that Gilani might be summoned for not cooperating with NAB in the case related to Sadiq’s controversial appointment.

During investigation, Sadiq had revealed names of several people who had played some role in his appointment, including former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf and former adviser to prime minister for petroleum Dr Asim Hussain.

May 08

SC issues detailed verdict of Gilani conviction

The Supreme Court has issued detailed verdict on Prime Minsiter Gilani’s contempt case.P.M Gillani

The Supreme Court issued a detailed verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case on Tuesday.

The 77-page detailed order has been prepared by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk and additional 6-page note has also been attached with the judgment.

A seven-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 26 (Thursday) convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court proceedings over his refusal to obey an order to write to the authorities in Switzerland to re-open corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. He was sentenced for 30 seconds – the time taken by the bench of Judges to adjourn the Court.

Gilani was convicted and sentenced under Article 63 (1) (g) of the constitution.

Following the detailed judgment, the government will face renewed pressure from the opposition parties demanding National Assembly Speaker’s action against the Prime Minister after his conviction in contempt case by the Supreme Court.