wo months after Pakistan's Supreme Court convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court for failing to pursue corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, the top court ruled that Gilani has "ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan." Giliani had argued that President Zardari has consititutional immunity from prosecution. The ousted prime minister was spared a jail term but is barred from serving in government — including parliament. It's unclear what steps Gilani plans to take in response, or whether his removal means the fall of the government.
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