January 25, 2013
by Keith Herting
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Pakistan's principal agency to combat government corruption, to file a second set of criminal corruption charges against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. The charges are a response to accusations that Ashraf ...[read more]
January 17, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Pakistan's top anti-corruption official on Thursday refused to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption charges pursuant to a court order. Chief of the National Accountability Bureau, Fasih Bokhari, argued that there was insufficient evidence against Ashraf to arrest him for ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over allegations of accepting bribes and approving power generation projects during his tenure as Minister for Water and Power. The court order states that Ashraf and the others should be ...[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 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 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The National Assembly of Pakistan on Monday approved a bill that would shield senior officials from contempt of court proceedings. The move by the lower house of the country's parliament is seen as an attempt to exempt the new prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf from a possible upcoming contempt of ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the country's new prime minister to reopen the investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari. With the order, the court gave Raja Pervez Ashraf, the new prime minister and former federal energy chief, until July 12 to respond to the order. ...[read more]

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