Pakistan Supreme Court throws out law designed to protect premier




 
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Pakistan Supreme Court throws out law designed to protect premier
 
August 3rd, 2012  
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Pakistan Supreme Court throws out law designed to protect premier
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law designed to protect the new prime minister from being charged with contempt and thrown out of office like his predecessor. The ruling was the latest twist in a long-running saga that pits the country's judiciary against its ruling party, a showdown that many analysts say endangers Pakistan's fragile democracy. The court ousted the previous prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, from office in June by charging him with contempt of court for failing to reopen corruption proceedings against President Asif Zardari. ...




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