Contempt notice: Gilani will appear before apex court

Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the Supreme Court, which issued a contempt notice to him Monday, said a media report here.

Geo News reported that the Gilani will appear before the Supreme Court Jan 19 following a decision taken during a meeting of ruling coalition partners.
President Asif Ali Zardari attended the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of coalition partners held at the Prime Minister House.
The meeting was called after the Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Gilani for not implementing its directive to act against Zardari, who had been granted amnesty under 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.