Pakistan Supreme Court gives PM breathing space in graft case
ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Pakistan's increasingly powerful Supreme Court has given Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf more time to re-open a corruption case against the country's president.
Mr Ashraf, who could be charged with contempt of court or face disqualification if he does not comply, has until Sept 25 to submit a draft of a letter to Swiss authorities asking them to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The case has fuelled tension in a long-running standoff between the government and the judiciary.
Supreme Court Judge Asif Saee d Khosa said Mr Ashraf was"exempt" from taking action until Sept. 25.