Pakistan PM convicted of contempt, receives no jail time

By REUTERS
April 26, 2012 07:54

 
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday found Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against the president, but gave him only a symbolic sentence of a few minutes' detention in the courtroom.

"For reasons to be recorded later, the prime minister is found guilty of contempt for willfully flouting the direction of the Supreme Court," said Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.

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