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Time running out for Pak govt., says Imran Khan

January 16, 2012 - Washington

Former Pakistan cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has said that time is running out for the government headed by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) under the leadership of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari.

"Early election is the only option now. The government must resign," Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan's Supreme Court had issued a contempt notice to Gilani, and asked him to appear before it on January 19th to present his point on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) issue.

Gilani is the second Prime Minister of Pakistan to be issued a contempt notice by the country's apex court.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed President Asif Ali Zardari, Gilani and Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Fasih Bokhari to submit their replies in the same issue.

The apex court further requested the authorities to present details on progress in the implementation of its verdict on the same issue.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had also warned Zardari and Gilani of disqualification for upto 10 years for defying the implementation of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict.

Following today's apex court order, Gilani met Zardari ahead of ahead of the National Assembly session.

He is expected to present his point regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) issue in the Pakistan Assembly.


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