Troubles for Zardari set to rise as NAB asks Swiss govt. to re-open corruption cases

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Islamabad, Mar.31 (ANI): In what might increase troubles for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has written letters to the Swiss Government for the reopening of corruption cases pending against him in the country.

During a hearing, NAB's counsel Abid Zuberi told the Supreme Court that the bureau, in its letter, has asked the Swiss government to reopen cases pending against Zardari and the former Pakistani Attorney General Malik Qayyum in accordance with the apex court's verdict against the National Reconciliation Ordinance.

"In light of directions of the court on the revival of the Swiss cases, the NAB has initiated the process," The Dawn quoted Zuberi, as saying.

It may be noted that Zardari and former premiere Benazir Bhutto were convicted by a Geneva court in 2003 of laundering 13 million dollars linked to kickbacks. But the verdict was quashed on appeal.

The Supreme Court has declared the controversial amnesty law, the NRO, as 'Unconstitutional' in November last year.(ANI)

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