Latest update: 30/01/2012
Government vs Supreme Court: political battles in Pakistan
The Pakistani political scene is once again a battleground. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been in the Supreme Court to answer charges of contempt, while President Asif Ali Zardari cannot shake off accusations of corruption dating back to the 1990s. The head of state may be immune from prosecution but outside the turmoil, opposition figures are circling, waiting for their chance to pounce.