(PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf Faces Contempt Charges in Pakistan
Source: The New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -The Supreme Court issued a contempt-of-court notice against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday, signaling what appeared to be a rerun of judicial proceedings that saw his predecessor ousted from office in June.
A five-member bench ordered Mr. Ashraf to appear before the court on Aug. 27 to explain why his government had refused to revive a corruption investigation into President Asif Ali Zardari's finances in Switzerland.
The order was identical to one issued against the previous prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, who was fired by the court on June 19.