Pak SC dismisses contempt notice against PM Pervez Ashraf


Providing major relief to Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, the country's Supreme Court today withdrew the contempt notice issued against him, earlier this year, after he failed to approach Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali retracted the contempt notice after Law Minister Farooq Naek presented a receipt that showed the Swiss authorities had received the government's recent letter for the revival of the graft cases on November 9.