Gilani To Face Contempt Verdict Today

ISLAMABAD: Today will leave a significant mark on the pages of history, as Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will walk to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to lend his ear to the verdict in contempt of court case for not implementing the apex court’s ruling on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

The Prime Minister is all set to march along with his cabinet team from the PM secretariat to the SC building where extra ordinary security measures have been put in place in view of the enormity of today’s event.

A seven-member SC bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk on Tuesday reserved the judgment in the contempt of court case against the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and ruled that the verdict will be announced Thursday.

08:03 am

President’s Spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar has reached the Supreme Court

08:23 am

Federal Minister Amin Fahim and AJK PM Chaudry Abdul Majeed arrives

08:26 am

Upon arrival Attorney General Irfan Qadir said the SC will uphold the Constitution in its verdict

08:30 am

Federal Ministers Ahmed Mukhtar and Makhdoom Shahabuddin arrives

08:37 am

PM’s counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan leaves his residence. Aitzaz said PM will abide by court verdict. ‘It is possible that the court may refer the matter to the parliament.’

08:44 am

Firdous Ashiq Awan said since the PPP came into government the impression is being created that we are clashing with the institutions.

08: 47 am

Federal Ministers Farooj Naik, Babar Ghouri Riaz Peerzada arrive

08:50 am

Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah reaches the Supreme Court

08:51 am

Governor Punjab Latif Khosa said we expect fairness from the court

08:51 am

PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat said hopefully the court would acquit the PM

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