Gilani meets Zardari after apex court’s contempt notice

January 16th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met President Asif Ali Zardari after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice.

Both leaders discussed the current political situation in the country, Geo News quoted sources as saying.

The Supreme Court Monday issued a contempt notice to Gilani for not implementing its directive to act against Zardari, who had been granted amnesty by the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in cases of corruption. Gilani was directed to appear personally before the bench Jan 19.

The NRO, issued in 2007 by then president Parvez Musharraf to facilitate the return of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Zardari, had been struck down as void by the Supreme Court in 2009.

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