October 14, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Monday reopened five cases against former president Asif Ali Zardari. While president, Zardari had been immune from prosecution, but when Zardari stepped down on September 5 and Mamnoon Hussain became Pakistan's president, Zardari lost that ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Swiss government cannot reopen the corruption charges against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari because the statutory limitations period has lapsed, Pakistan Law Minister Zahid Hamid announced Wednesday. Swiss authorities sent their position in February of this year, but the sealed letter ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered the chief of the National Accountability Bureau, the government's anti-corruption agency, to appear before the tribunal in regard to a letter he wrote that criticizes the court's judges. The letter, written by retired Admiral Fasih Bokhari to ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday retracted a contempt of court charge filed against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf after approving notification of his compliance with a June directive that ordered the revival of corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari. Pakistan's ...[read more]
September 18, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf announced on Tuesday that he will allow Switzerland to reopen corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari. Appearing before the Supreme Court in connection with the ongoing standoff between Pakistan's judiciary and executive officials regarding ...[read more]
August 27, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday granted Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf three additional weeks to urge Switzerland to reopen an old corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Ashraf appeared in court on Monday to explain why the court should not charge him with contempt for ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Monday that the country's blasphemy laws would not be misused to persecute religious beliefs. Zardari's comments came after an 11-year-old Christian was arrested last week for allegedly desecrating pages of a religious text. Police said after the girl's ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear before the court by the end of this month to explain his refusal to reopen the investigation into corruption allegations against President Asif Ali Zardari. Ashraf may also face contempt of court ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday granted another two weeks for the new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to comply with its order to reopen the investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari. The adjournment of the case came after the attorney general requested more time to resolve ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday signed the Contempt of Court Bill 2012, which would shield senior officials from contempt of court proceedings. The bill was approved by both the lower and upper house of the national parliament on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. The new law is ...[read more]

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