Prime Minister has lunched six different schemes for young talent of Pakistan. Among these schemes fourth one is Qarz-e-Hasana Scheme. Government grant for this scheme is 3.5 billion rupees for 2013-14. It will range from 25,000-250,000. It will interest free loan. No mark up will be charged.
President Asif Ali Zardari administered oath to the new prime minister in Presidency.
Leaders of the ruling coalition, services chiefs, and other distinguished guests were also present on the auspicious occasion.
The Supreme Court has issued detailed verdict on Prime Minsiter Gilani’s contempt case.
The Supreme Court issued a detailed verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case on Tuesday.
The detailed verdict was written by Justice Nasir ul Mulk consist of 77 pages while an additional 6 paged note written by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was also attached with the verdict.
The Prime Minister was sentenced for less than 30 seconds imprisonment in short order on April, 26.
Gilani was convicted by the country’s top court for not implementing its orders of writing letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against Asif Ali Zardari.
The verdict noted: “The court was deliberately ridiculed that might result in disqualification for five years”.
It said Gilani’s counsel (Aitzaz) didn’t utter single word about the punishment for ridiculing the apex court.
“Judicial system would be destroyed if top official of the country would defy court orders,” the detailed judgment said.
A seven-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Nasir ul Mulk heard the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case and convicted the premier of contempt for not pursuing corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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.
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.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to write letter to Swiss authorities to reopen cases against President Asif Ali Zardari without seeking advice.
The SC in its verdict ordered the prime minister to inform the court on March 21 after writing letter. The proceedings of the contempt case to continue meanwhile, the order said.
Source: The News