Apr 24

Verdict reserved, Gilani summoned on Thursday

Gilani was charged with contempt by the country’s highest court in February.Pakistan s Supreme Court will announce its verdict in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday, his lawyer said. 

Gilani was charged with contempt by the country s highest court in February for refusing to write to the Swiss authorities to ask them to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

“The court will announce judgment in the case on Thursday (April 26)”, Gilani s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan told reporters in Islamabad on Tuesday. Asked if the prime minister would appear in person, he said,” I will inform him about it today and he will inshallah (God willing) come to the court.”

He said the maximum punishment that Gilani could face if convicted was six months in prison.