Originally posted on National Post | News:
By Qasim Nauman
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejected the prime minister’s appeal against a summons in a contempt case on Friday and is set to charge him on Monday, a move likely to bring fresh political turmoil to the chronically unstable country.
If convicted, Yusuf Raza Gilani could be forced to step down and face up to six months in jail. The case, which has raised tension between Pakistan’s civilian leaders and the Supreme Court, could drag on and paralyze decision-making.