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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani Supreme Court (SC) June 19 ruled that an April 26 conviction for contempt of court disqualified Yousuf Raza Gilani from serving as prime minister or in parliament, media reported.
The SC ruling comes after National Assembly Speaker Fahmida Mirza contended that Gilani was still qualified to serve as prime minister after his conviction, Express News reported.
The prime minister’s post has been vacant since Gilani’s conviction, the SC ruled, asking President Asif Ali Zardari to take steps to elect a new prime minister, media added.