Pakistan’s Supreme Court has charged Prime Minister Gilani with contempt of court. Gilani offered to resign on Monday, and will testify Thursday. The charges stem from his refusal to reopen a corruption case against President Zardari.Via Meadia thought something like this could be coming: the Supreme Court, propelled by the Army, which seeks to exercise power from behind the scenes, charges the civilian government with ineptitude and brings in new, more acceptable ministers. The army gets what it wants, but without all the fuss and mess of an actual coup. People connected to the army have been talking about this plan almost since the PPP government took power; the time for talk now seems to be over.
Pakistan’s Constitutional Coup
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