Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says he will face the country’s Supreme Court Thursday, when it is set to announce the verdict in a contempt case against him.
Mr. Gilani told his Cabinet on Wednesday that he will appear before the court. Information Minister Rehman Malik then said the entire Cabinet would accompany the prime minister to Thursday’s hearing in a show of support.
Mr. Gilani was charged in February for defying a Supreme Court order to reopen an old corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
If convicted, the prime minister faces up to six months in prison and removal from office.