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Pakistan court orders arrest of prime minister

Islamabad, January 15, 2013

 

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the prime minister in connection with a corruption case linked to power projects, television channels reported.
 
The order to arrest Raja Pervez Ashraf will plunge the country into fresh political turmoil.
 
The surprise move came as a populist cleric, who is believed to be backed by the military, demanded the resignation of the government in protests attended by thousands of followers in the heart of the capital Islamabad. - Reuters
 



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