Pakistan court rejects PM appeal, to indict Monday

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Posted: Feb 10, 2012 2:04 AM
Pakistan court rejects PM appeal, to indict Monday

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the prime minister on Friday and is set to indict him for contempt of court on Monday, a move likely to bring fresh political turmoil to the chronically unstable country.

"The appeal is dismissed," Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said in court, reading the decision of the eight-member bench.

(Reporting by Qasim Nauman; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)