ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the Supreme Court on January 19. It was decided in a meeting of coalition partners.

Earlier, President Asif Ali Zardari arrived at the Prime Minister House to attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of coalition partners held here on Monday.

According to sources President Zardari took part in the meeting to show his support for the prime minister.

The meeting was presided over jointly by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and the heads of respective parliamentary parties and groups.

Sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari advised the prime minister to face the court. Coalition parties in the government also decided to endorsed the pro-democracy resolution in National Assembly.

The meeting followed the Supreme Court issuing a contempt notice to the prime minister and summoning him in person on January 19.