Following recent reports that the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (see our previous blog http://www.anticorruptionlaw.com/blog.aspx?entry=4522) , it has been reported that Pakistan's anti-corruption chief, Mr Fasih Bokhari of the National Accountability Bureau, has refused to arrest Mr Ashraf.

Mr Bokhari refused on the grounds that the investigation into the allegations did not "bring incriminating evidence but relied on oral statements," and has faced heavy criticism from the judiciary.