ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court has given the country’s prime minister three more weeks to decide whether to obey its order to reopen an old corruption case against the president. Monday’s decision was seen as a rare conciliatory gesture by the supreme court towards the government after months of conflict over the issue. Many expected the judges to announce on Monday that they would charge the current PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, with contempt for also refusing to write the letter. But they
agreed to adjourn the case until
China crash kills nine
BEIJING: A commercial van slammed into a truck on Monday in northwest China, killing nine people and bringing the overall death toll to 56 in three big accidents on the country’s notoriously dangerous roads over the past two days. The latest crash happened in Shaanxi province just after dawn, Xinhua said. On Sunday, 36 people were burned to death when a double-decker bus rammed into a tanker loaded with high flammable methanol.