Pakistan

Pakistan Court Gives PM Time to Comply with Order

Either reopen corruption case against president within three weeks or be ousted just like his predecessor.

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Pakistan's top court on Monday gave the country's prime minister three more weeks to decide whether to obey its order to reopen an old corruption case against the president or face the prospect of being ousted from office like his predecessor.

The decision followed an appearance by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf before the judges and was seen as a rare conciliatory gesture by the supreme court toward the government after months of conflict over the issue.

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