The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the authorities to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. According to a private television channel, the apex court ordered the prime minister’s arrest during a hearing of the rental power projects case. The bench ordered the arrest of 16 persons, including the premier, and directed the authorities to present Prime Minister Ashraf in court tomorrow. The prime minister has been accused of receiving kickbacks and commission in the RPPs case as minister for water and power. In the case, nine RPPs firms were accused of receiving more than Rs22 billion as a mobilisation advance from the government to commission the projects but most of them did not set up their plants and a few of them installed them but with inordinate delay.