Supporters of Pakistan People's Party burnt tyres during a protest against the Supreme Court decision to arrest PM Ashraf in Lahore

 
Supporters of Pakistan People
Supporters of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) hold party flags as they burn tyres during a protest against the Supreme Court decision to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in Lahore January 16, 2013. Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister on Tuesday on corruption allegations, ratcheting up pressure on a government that is also facing street protests led by a cleric who has a history of ties to the army. The combination of the arrest order and the mass protest in the capital, Islamabad, led by Muslim cleric Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, raised fears among politicians that the military was working with the judiciary to force out a civilian leader. (Picture of assassinated Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on the flag) REUTERS/Mohsin Raza