ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Tue, Jan 15) – Reported by madn3wz
As per media reports; the apex court of Pakistan ordered to detain Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the Rental Power Plants case on Monday (Jan 14).
According to details; the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave 24 hours notice to authorities to obey the orders while the court also ordered to arrest all other respondents in the case.
PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was given the title of “Raja Rental” after he was accused of receiving kickbacks in the rental power projects. He was also accused of buying property in London from money earned through corruption in various scams.
With reference to the same case; last year on March 30, the SC had instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue against those who were in the post of minister for water and power from 2006 till the next general elections. As a result, on April 20, NAB issued arrest warrants for 33 persons, including PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
The Karachi Stock market also crashed immediately after the court’s order, as the 100-index fell by 450 points.