Contempt hearing for Pakistan's PM adjourned until February

Reuters News
|
Posted: Jan 19, 2012 1:13 AM
Contempt hearing for Pakistan's PM adjourned until February

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourned a contempt hearing for its prime minister on Thursday, leaving a brewing political crisis over corruption cases and presidential immunity unresolved, local television stations reported.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was in court to explain why he should not be charged with contempt for failing to re-open old corruption cases against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.

The government maintains Zardari enjoys presidential immunity.

The court adjourned early February.

(Reporting by Serena Chaudhry; Writing by Chris Allbritton' Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)