Pak Govt. comes out in support Zardari in Swiss cases

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Lahore, May 22 (ANI): The Government of Pakistan has decided not to write any letter to the Swiss Government to reopen the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari as long as the president enjoys immunity under the country's Constitution.

The Daily Times quoted a private television channel, as reporting on Friday that there was unanimous view in federal circles that Pakistan's Constitution must be respected and that President Zardari enjoys immunity under it.

Speaking at a dinner hosted for government ministers and officials, President Zardari affirmed his government's respect for the Constitution and added that he would accept all verdicts of the Supreme Court "with an open heart and mind".

However, he said all institutions should work within their ambit.

He termed the joint consensus and approval of the 18th Amendment "a historical feat", and declared the Supreme Court had full authority to review any article it wanted to.

Deliberating the issue, Senator Raza Rabbani said he had also received a notice from the Supreme Court and would send its reply to the SC.

The government has also constituted a committee of senior members of the PPP to defend Law Minister Babar Awan during the apex court's hearing on May 25. (ANI)

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