Pakistan army, judiciary conspire against gov't - PM's aide

ISLAMABAD Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:30pm IST

Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf speaks to the media at a military hospital in Rawalpindi October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files

Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf speaks to the media at a military hospital in Rawalpindi October 12, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood/Files

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An aide to Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on Tuesday there was "no doubt" the country's powerful military and Supreme Court were working togther to topple the government.

Fawad Chaudhry was speaking to Reuters after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. A populist cleric believed to be backed by the military has called for the resignation of the unpopular government.

(Reporting by Mubasher Bukhari; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

PM Meets The Press

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Easing Interest Rate

Easing Interest Rate

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favours interest rate cut - paper  Full Article 

Bollywood Update

Bollywood Update

Movie Review: Happy New Year.  Full Article 

School Shooting

School Shooting

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting.  Full Article 

Bigger Role

Bigger Role

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services.  Full Article 

Diwali Glitter

Diwali Glitter

Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body  Full Article 

ISL Ban

ISL Ban

Pires gets two-match ISL ban for tunnel altercation.  Full Article 

New World Bank Rival

New World Bank Rival

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia  Full Article 

Kalki Interview

Kalki on Margarita

Kalki on her role in “Margarita, With a Straw”  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage