Pakistan Court, Prime Minister Clash Over Presidential Corruption Investigations

Court wants prime minister to reopen graft case against president


Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the country's prime minister to appear before the panel to explain why he has not followed instructions from its judges to reopen an old corruption case against the president.

The order is likely to further escalate tensions between the court and the government.

The ongoing conflict has dominated Pakistan's political scene this year, stoking instability at a time when many say the country's leaders should be more focused on issues like the energy crisis and the Taliban insurgency.