Court: Pakistani prime minister ineligible to serve
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
June 19th, 2012
09:26 AM ET

Court: Pakistani prime minister ineligible to serve

By Reza Sayah in Islamabad

In a move that could reignite a political crisis in Pakistan, the nation's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is ineligible to hold office.

The seven-member court declared the prime minister disqualified retroactive to April 26, the day he was convicted of contempt charges. Those stemmed from his refusal to call on Swiss authorities to reopen old corruption charges against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

"Since no appeal was filed against this judgment, the conviction has attained finality. Therefore, Syed Yousuf Gilani has become disqualified from being a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (parliament)," according to the Supreme Court ruling, read in the court by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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  1. pakistanwebonline

    oh nice post he is a great man i like this man .. and thanks for sharing ...
    Pakistan Web Online

    February 29, 2016 at 10:56 am | Reply
  2. SayanIndia

    My American friends (quite a few of them) have a different opinion, I happen to meet them in my homeland almost every year. They love my nation too.

    Sayan.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
  3. Johann

    Boy.....India sounds like a sick society. i will never go there and will call my travel agent to cancel my visit there. Shame on indians.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Andrew Z

      me too. To heck with India. Medieval for my taste. Barbaric for my stomach.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • SayanIndia

      @Johann, Cancel your visit? You planned to come here in first place?

      Sayan.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  4. SayanIndia

    Pakistan, a country always in news for wrong reasons :).

    Sayan.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Say it As You See It

      Say What ???

      "Amnesty International is calling for an impartial investigation into mass graves found in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Sunday, India's Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission released a report saying a three-year investigation had uncovered 2,156 unidentified bodies in 38 sites in the region. In a statement released Monday, Amnesty International asked Indian officials to allow impartial forensic experts to carry out a thorough investigation of the skeletal remains. The rights group also urged Indian authorities to ensure the safety of the witnesses who gave statements to police during the investigation. Indian authorities conducted the inquiry in response to allegations that Indian security forces have committed rights abuses in fighting a more than two-decade-long Muslim separatist insurgency. Rights activists say at least 8,000 people have gone missing in Indian Kashmir since the separatists began fighting in 1989 for independence from Hindu-majority India or a merger with Muslim-majority Pakistan. Rebel attacks and Indian government crackdowns have killed at least 50,000 people.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
  5. RuksanaFatima from karachi

    I cant wait to move to country where i get full rights i wont be killed cos i want to dance , sing or not wear burkha
    i think rigth choice would be India where all muslims girls have full rights. i am jealous of veena malik

    June 20, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      you should appa jaan, all women have right to live.. India is our ancestoral country from where we orignallu come from

      India got more muslims who live in peace 🙂

      June 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        There we go again. This is an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. The real @krm1007 ©™ makes comments that are very insighful and thoughful.

        June 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Bhavana Ramchandar

      Welcome to India. Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared to be eaten alive. ROFL !!!!!!

      The Aghori or Aghouri is a Hindu cult in India that is considered to have split off from the Kapalika order in the fourteenth century AD. They have cannibalistic rituals. The streets of northern Indian cities are littered with followers of this cult carrying a kapala, which is a cup made from a skull! These bizarre people will eat anything from rotten food to animal faeces. In order to achieve the highest citadel of enlightenment, the Aghori will perform horrendously crude rituals. The finality of their rituals is attained from eating the decaying flesh of a human.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • Rajesh Patel

      We are waiting for you, GIRL !!! Come to Haryana, INDIA

      In some Haryana villages in India, the young girls are routinely threatened, abused and killed all under Khap (tribe/clan) verdicts. It is acceptable for the families to feed pesticide pills to the teenage girls and then dispose off their bodies by burning them without any police records.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • Govind

      Come on over, dear.

      In India, millions of girls are strangled, slowly starved or simply tossed in the trash. Moreover, in India, at least 1,370 girls are aborted every day. As a comparison, some 250 Indians die every day in road accidents. Terrorists killed about six people, on an average, every day in 2009. In the last two decades of economic progress, 10 million girls have died as such in India.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
      • Ashok Mehra

        Indians have killed more human beings (girls particularly) than Al Qaeda and Talibans put together.

        June 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • RuksanaFatima from Karachi

      I have changed my mind after all the feedback I got. I don't want to be cannibalised or murdered or poisoned or abused in India. I rather take my chances where I am. So i ma staying put.

      June 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  6. Harish Tendulkar

    What really pleasantly surprised me was what I witnessed in Muslim Middle East. A tolerant society that has come so far in a few years. Most importantly providing job and economic opportunities to all, Hindus/Indians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Europeans, Americans, Africans, South Americans, Chinese, and Russians etc. Never have I witnessed such openness and equal opportunities unless you go back to the times of Muslim rule in India and Spain.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      you are right my muslim brother, in middle east most of dr are hindus and have lots of respect.. but in pakistan
      we are killing each other shia and sunni

      June 20, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        Again, this is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ is indeed very cultured and makes sensible contributions to CNN forums..

        June 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  7. Sajida Tayyib From Lucknow, India

    Pakistan is very lucky to have some time to fix the legislative issues at hand as one of the mischievous neighboring country to the east is languishing in economic malaise and short of cash to create problems. I aspire one day to migrate to a muslim country where I can enjoy freedom and equal opportunities in education, employment, social acceptance etc.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      ROLF
      as per dawn migration rate from pakistan to India is 20%
      150 thousands pakistanis moved to India between 2010 and 2012

      June 20, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        Bhavana Ramchandar

        Bhavana Ramchandar

        This is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ is very educated.

        June 20, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  8. Ryan

    where is that retarded kid who post 100 comments and reply to himself with diff names? i heard every one laughs at his comments on cnn

    June 20, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • McAllister

      You talkin' to me? How about some lager in Your Mothers Milk pub eh?... downtowne Dublin. You're a right eejit !!

      June 20, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        urdu please 😦 no english

        June 20, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • krm1007 ©™

      hahaha its me , you found me i was born to siblings

      June 20, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        Bhavana Ramchandar

        Bhavana Ramchandar

        This is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ appears to be very smart and an optimist.

        June 20, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  9. AZ

    I am really impressed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. He is one such genuine man ...wow ..His decsions are always praiseworthy

    June 20, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      yes sir you are right a@zz

      June 20, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        Bhavana Ramchandar

        This is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ appears to be very intellectual and substantive.

        June 20, 2012 at 9:53 am |
      • Abbasi_Pakistan

        we pakistani always with you sir , we dont like to deny pakistan is worst country in the world and never will match India or bangladesh progress

        June 20, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  10. krm1007 ©™

    20 hours a day electricty cuts, no industry , no airlines , metros or trains , pakistani currency is 100rs to 1$

    no cricket or hoceky team , not a single player in olympics and now no pm ... man we suck 😦

    June 20, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply
    • Jerry McDonnell

      Thanks much , it takes alot to say bad about your own country KRM sir you are couragious

      June 20, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • AZ

      Are you a real pakistani or an indian ganesh.?

      June 20, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        ask your ammi jaan, we were all hindus before conversion

        June 20, 2012 at 9:47 am |
      • AZ

        My ammi jan says I am a goodlooking guy so can't be a hindu before but ur stinky comments reveal u are no doubt.. ramm ramm karo @ km

        June 20, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Bhavana Ramchandar

      Bhavana Ramchandar

      This is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ appears to be very intellectual and intelligent. I wish more people like him would take time to post comments on CNN..

      June 20, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
      • jiyo

        bhawna ji where you been havnt seen you in while..kaisi ho?

        June 20, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • AZ

      My ammi jan says I am a goodlooking guy so can't be a hindu before but ur stinky comments reveal u are no doubt.. ramm ramm karo

      June 20, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
      • AZ

        sorry the post was not meant for here

        June 20, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  11. Aisha bibi

    Sare jahaan se Acha Hindustan hamara 🙂

    June 20, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply
  12. rk

    as if anyone needed any proof that pakbegistan is acomplete failure...now all this drama about some kangaroo court and beggar PM who is rediculed world over...who cares...as it is all decisions are taken with US assistance in that failed state....paki news should now be in entertainment section.....

    June 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • FJ

      Ofcourse you care...you read the article and posted a comment.

      It is a victory of rule of law.

      June 20, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
      • rk

        hahaha...not care...its called redicule......

        June 20, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  13. Ram Babu

    We hindu Indians get no respect anywhere in the world!!!! Even our President is humiliated by Americans. The other day our Ambassador's saree was stripped for security search at an US Airport as she looked like a terrorist per TSF officials.

    How would the US Government react if say Former President Bill Clinton was frisked by Air India staff at La Guardia/JFK airport?

    NEW DELHI: Police on Tuesday registered a case against the "concerned staff" of Continental Airlines for frisking former President A P J Abdul Kalam at the IGI airport here in breach of protocol.

    The case was registered after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) approached the police against the staff of the American airliner for carrying out pre-embarkation body check of Kalam, which is in gross violation of a BCAS circular which exempts specified VVIPs/VIPs from security checks.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Abbasi_Pakistan

      Ram Ji, we Pakistanis are with you on this. Our Overseas Pakistan Association in USA has also lodged a protest on this.

      June 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • rk

      why do pakis pretend to be someone else..???? u r a paki and all ur attemps to put down india is laughable...it was ur paki pm that was humiliated by obama when he came with begging bowl to US..and continues to be humiliated on world stage...ur pak is a mafia outfit but sadly all ur blackmailing isnt working ..so u pakis retort to making some lame comments about india...carry on..on one is fooled..

      June 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • axby

        As always, Habib, the Pakistani (aka Ram Babu, aka Abbasi_Pakistan) is talking to himself. Only he agrees with himself. He appreciates and praises his own comments under a different name. That is a sure sign of mental illness.

        June 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
      • MarkH

        Yeah. He was about as transparent as it gets. The saddest part is if I didn't already know better it would look like someone purposely exaggerating and giving it away like a joke. (a bad one, but a joke nonetheless)

        June 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  14. Rajesh Patel

    On behalf of all Indian Hindus, I apologize for the moronic and hateful being posted by my fellow Indians. I am ashamed of it. It reflects the deep rot that exists in our decadent Indian society.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Abbasi_Pakistan

      Rajesh Bhai. Such things happen but your gesture is much appreciated.

      June 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  15. krm1007 ©™

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
    FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
    • Jerry McDonnell

      Thanks much Pakistan. You rock.

      June 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
      • JR

        As always, Habib, the Pakistani (aka Ram Babu, aka Abbasi_Pakistan) is talking to himself. Only he agrees with himself. He appreciates and praises his own comments under a different name. That is a sure sign of mental illness.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  16. krm1007 ©™

    Besides emerging as a regional power, the time has come for Pakistan to take the leadership role in the Islamic World and lead them to the path of progress, prosperity and glory. The only nuclear nation in the Islamic World, Pakistan has shown the world that it can stand up to the nuances of world politics on principles and partake in global affairs. Also, that it can equally contribute to the progress of this planet called Earth. The sacrifices of the Pakistani nation in making this world safe is unmatched and deserves a seat at the table of the permanent members of The UN Security Council.

    June 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • Andrew Z

      Affirmative. 10/4

      June 20, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
  17. byebye

    Yet another eastern hemisphere country in a political crisis. Remember the Monroe Doctrine?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  18. safwan

    i am a pakistani national,i have to inform you that as you know PRIME MINISTER YUSUF RAZA GILANI is removed.there is a strong point in LAW witch can bring him back on his job and no gullty.
    i tryed to aske pakistani media but they all are bussy in to collecting money..

    June 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  19. krm1007 ©™

    so what..atleast we are number 13 in something .. you are jealous Indian

    June 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • Bhavana Ramchandar

      This is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ appears to be very intellectual and thoughtful.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  20. Pakistan ranks 13 in failed states index

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan, a country which is run by a military obsessed with India and by a civilian elite that steals all it can and pay almost no taxes, has been ranked 13th in the latest ranking of failed states.

    Afghanistan with 106 points is ranked at number 6, followed by Haiti, Yemen, Iraq and Central African Republic

    June 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  21. krm1007 ©™

    country with no electricty for 20 hours a day .. no airline ,..no trains or metro ..and now no pm lol

    June 19, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • Bhavana Ramchandar

      This is me again faking the real krm1007. I ma a jobless Indian looking to clean toilets in a hot pillow motel in Louisiana, USA.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  22. krm1007 ©™

    what u expect from fake country

    June 19, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • Bhavana Ramchandar

      Again, this is actually an Indian Hindu (me) cloning @ krm1007 ©™ name. You can gage by the difference in the substance of the comments. The real @krm1007 ©™ appears to be very intellectual and educated.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
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    June 19, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • byebye

      s*p*a*m

      June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  24. krm1007 ©™

    Pakistan has tremendous potential and everyone knows it except the Pakistanis. A new layer of leadership has to emerge in all avenues to move this country forward. They don’t have to be rocket scientists… just nationalists. Pakistan has the capability of spinning on a dime. Now, does it take a wizard to figure out that people need electricity and running water to survive in this day and age? I hope not. Let’s start with this premise and the rest will fall in place.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • Ed

      What are you saying? Pakistan does not have a ruler, does not have electricity and does not have water. And that somehow amounts to tremendous potential which everyone knows about? Sure, whatever you say... I certainly did not know about the tremendous potential part - I must have missed the World News or 60 minutes or something.

      June 19, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
      • Ernie

        Yes, you missed the boat. Take the next one to become another boat person. LOL.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • Sapoot-e-Pakistan

      Pakistan has power (REAL one) for not allowing its LAND route (Although it does allow AIR route). Recently super most air power had to negotiate a land route with former enemies of "cold war" to get basic necessities like toilet paper etc for its valiant troops (including the special forces, which die in droves whenever Taliban decide to shoot down their helicopter) in Afghanistan.
      I wonder if India would ever have any guts (like Pakistan) to stand up to any big Bully?

      There are ups and downs in US-Pak relationship. But in the end each side gets what it wants. It is a relationship born out of "Doctrine of Necessity". It is not directed by any kind of religious-political ideology, isms, fads etc It is the number one task of Foreign policy for any US president (Administration) on his first day in Oval office since 80,s.
      Pakistan (ISI) was the only front line agency through which total victory was achieved (against soviet communism) . Present and Past members of "Al-Qaeda" were on Payroll of CIA covert war in Afghanistan during 70,s. All the trouble started when the war (against soviets) ended and the money-weapons supply was discontinued by US. At that time the members of Al-qaeda considered Americans to be very GOOD and pious people, vice versa Americans considered them as mujahideens the "holy warriors" (Just read the newspapers from that era and you will find and observe these facts yourself.
      Both US and Pak have to respect International agreements , so that PEACE can be brought in Afghanistan.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        lol

        June 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
      • Bhavana Ramchandar

        Agreed. I was impersonating @krm1007 above and am actually a hindu indian struggling to make ends meet.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • rk

      hahahhaa...real potential..??? when did they ever have it...they are a failure from the day were thrown out of indai 65 years ago...keep dreaming paki...pak is now a mafia outfit on its way out of world map....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply

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