Pakistan’s prime minister says the government will not be appointing two judges to new posts after the move was opposed by the country’s Supreme Court.

The clash over the appointments had added to existing tensions between the government and the judiciary. It threatened to distract Pakistan as it wages offensives against Taliban-led militants in its border regions.

But Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has tried to defuse those fears in the days since.

The court decided to reject the president’s recommended appointments late on Saturday.

Mr. Gilani said on Wednesday that three judges recommended by the Supreme Court would be added to its bench. Two judges who would have been elevated to new posts within the judiciary would stay in their current spots.

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