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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:21 PM

(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.

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Prime minister's Swiss bank account leads to criminal probe in Pakistan, but it's all fine and dandy for an American presidential candidate to have one?

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