Pakistan Supreme Court with Collision Course with Taliban: Part 2
Pakistan's newly reinstated chief justice has ordered a police committee to investigate the controversial flogging of a teenage girl.
A video has been circulating of the public flogging in the north-western Swat valley which has sparked outrage.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said the probe should determine the victim and the perpetrators.
The film shows apparent Taleban members holding the girl down and hitting her with a strap as she cries out in pain.
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has condemned the incident as "shameful".
The BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad says that the video has strengthened fears that the provincial government has capitulated to militants in Swat by agreeing to implement Islamic Sharia law there.