Reopening of Swiss cases tantamount to trial of Benazir's grave: Pak govt.

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Islamabad, Mar.23 (ANI): The Pakistan government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict to reopen the Swiss cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, saying that doing so would be tantamount to a trial of former premier Benazir Bhutto's grave.

"An order to reopen cases abroad would be tantamount to putting Benazir Bhutto's grave on trial, which is against all norms of justice, decency, morality and the law," the petition said while adding that the apex court had made several mistakes by declaring the NRO 'unconstitutional.'

The petition also said that the court did not pay heed to the government's stance regarding several important issues while striking down the amnesty law, the NRO.

The government has also questioned the legality of mutual legal assistance in the context of the Swiss cases in its petition, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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