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Last Updated : Jan 16, 2012 10:12 AM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Pak crisis: Can Gilani survive confidence vote?

The Pakistan Supreme Court is all set to hear Islamabad's response on re-opening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, even as Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz is slated to testify on the memogate scandal.


The Pakistan Supreme Court is all set to hear Islamabad's response on re-opening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, even as Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz is slated to testify on the memogate scandal.


In what seems to be a day of judgement for Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will face a confidence vote on Monday.


The big challenges of the day, meanwhile, come from the courts, with the Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission due to take up the testimony of Ijaz, whereby he is expected to say that President Zardari and Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani had pleaded for US help in case the military staged a coup in the country.


The Supreme Court will also hear cases related to the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) amnesty order that allowed President Zardari immunity from prosecution in corruption cases.

Last week, the judges had called Gilani a dishonest man for not having implemented the SC

First Published on Jan 16, 2012 10:07 am
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