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Will Pak PM Gilani survive confidence vote?

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 14:06

Zeenews Bureau

Islamabad: In what seems to be a decisive day for Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is slated to face a confidence vote on Monday.

The National Assembly or lower house of Parliament is expected to vote today on a resolution that seeks endorsement and support for "efforts made by the political leadership for strengthening democracy" and calls for reposing "full confidence and trust" in the leadership.
Gilani must be keeping his fingers crossed after being served contempt of court notice by the Pakistan`s Supreme Court earlier in the day.

Pakistan`s top court found Gilani in contempt of court for not complying with orders related to re-opening corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The Supreme Court`s ruling against Gilani means he could be prosecuted, leading to his dismissal.

Last week, the judges tagged Gilani as a dishonest man for not having implemented the SC`s orders on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 14:06

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