Gilani to appeal contempt conviction
PAKISTAN: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will
appeal against his conviction for refusing to reopen corruption
investigations into the country’s president, his lawyer said Thursday.
“I will file the appeal after receiving the detailed order of the
court,” Aitzaz Ahsan, who fought Gilani’s case for three months, told a
Gilani was found guilty of contempt over his refusal to obey an order
to write to the authorities in Switzerland to ask them to restart
corruption cases against his ally President Asif Ali Zardari.
One of the charges in the summary judgment issued by seven judges at
the Supreme Court earlier Thursday was not mentioned when Gilani was
indicted in February, Ahsan said. “I will raise this in my appeal. The
appeal will go before a larger bench of the Supreme Court,” he said. AFP