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Raja Pervez Ashraf

Raja Pervez Ashraf is the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Graft Cases against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari

Raja Pervez Ashraf first appeared before the Pakistani Supreme Court on August 27, 2012. The five-judge bench of the court accepted the Prime Minister's plea for more time to address the issue of reopening the graft cases against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. He was granted three weeks.

He appeared in the Pakistani Supreme Court again on September 18, 2012. He told the court that he intends to reopen the graft cases against Zardari. The Supreme Court orders Ashraf to issue revoking an earlier letter of the Attorney General asking for closure of the cases against Zaradari. It has also asked the Ashraf to hand over authority to the Law Ministry and draft a letter sanctioning re-opening of the corruption cases within the next two or three days. The PM has sought exemption from appearing in court again.

Pakistan has adjourned the hearing to September 25.

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