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Pakistan: Arrest Prime Minister

Meanwhile, cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri makes waves

(Newser) - Fresh turmoil in Pakistan today, as its Supreme Court ordered that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf be arrested within 24 hours. The move isn't exactly a surprise , but the drama there isn't limited to Ashraf's situation, which springs from accusations that the former water and power minister... More »

Pakistan Court Threatens to Oust Prime Minister Again

They demand he open corruption investigation into Zardari

(Newser) - Don't get too comfortable, Raja Pervez Ashraf. Pakistan's new prime minister may only be on the job for a matter of weeks, thanks to the ongoing showdown/constitutional crisis/farce between his party and the Supreme Court. The court today ordered Ashraf to reopen the long-festering corruption case against Asif... More »

Pakistan Picks Another PM

But Raja Pervez Ashraf already accused of corruption

(Newser) - It's been a wild few days for Pakistan's leadership. First the country's high court gave Yousuf Raza Gilani the boot; then the ruling party's new nominee for prime minister was hit with an arrest warrant over alleged drug trafficking. Now, the party has nominated a new... More »

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