Not enough evidence to arrest PM: Pak anti-corruption chief

CNN-IBN | Jan 17, 2013 at 01:55pm


Pakistan's anti-corruption chief refused an order by the country's top court to arrest the prime minister in a graft case on Thursday, saying he did not have sufficient evidence. The government and the Supreme Court have repeatedly clashed over the last year, and the chief justice's demand on Tuesday that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf be arrested set the stage for a new round of political crisis in Pakistan, a key US ally in the fight against Islamic militants and efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.