Pakistan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the prime minister on Friday and is set to indict him for contempt of court on Monday, a move likely to bring fresh political turmoil to the chronically unstable country.

The appeal is dismissed, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said in court, reading the decision of the eight-member bench.

(Reporting by Qasim Nauman; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)