Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday was convicted of contempt of court and sentenced until the rising of the court, DawnNews reported.
A seven-judge bench of the court, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, announced the verdict in the contempt of court case.
The premier was convicted and sentenced under Article 63 (1) (g) of the constitution.
For reasons to be recorded later, the prime minister is found guilty of contempt for wilfully flouting the direction of the Supreme Court, said Justice Nasirul Mulk.
The sentencing lasted for 30 seconds. The prime minister remained standing for 30 seconds after the announcement of judgment. He could have been sentenced to a maximum sentence of six months in prison, but the court ordered him to be imprisoned until the hearing adjourned.