Pakistan's prime minister told the Supreme Court today that the government would comply with a long-standing demand to reopen a corruption case against the president.
The Pakistani government had refused for months to follow the court's order to write a letter to Swiss authorities asking them to reopen the case.
But Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said that he finally ordered the letter to be written "in the larger interest of the people of Pakistan and in the larger interest of the integrity of Pakistan."
President Asif Ali Zardari is not thought to be in any immediate danger from the case in Switzerland, where he enjoys immunity from prosecution as a foreign head of state.
The case relates to millions of dollars in kickbacks that Mr Zardari and his late wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, allegedly received from Swiss companies while in power.
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