Yousaf Raza Gilani elected as Pakistan PM

New Pakistani PM Gilani ordered on Monday the immediate release of all judges detained by President Musharraf.

Yousaf Raza Gilani elected as Pakistan PM
New Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ordered on Monday the immediate release of all judges detained by President Pervez Musharraf after he imposed emergency rule in November.

"I order the immediate release of detained judges of the superior judiciary," Gilani told the National Assembly, shortly after it overwhelmingly voted for him to become prime minister.

Gilani, a top member of the party of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, also appealed to judges to resolve disputes through parliament, not through protests.

Gilani elected as Pakistan PM

Pakistan's National Assembly elected as prime minister on Monday Yousaf Raza Gilani, a top official in assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's party.

Gilani won with 264 votes in the 342-seat lower house of parliament. The only other contender, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi of the Pakistan Muslim League that backs President Pervez Musharraf, won 42 votes.


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Last Mod: 24 Mart 2008, 15:28
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