Pak Law Secretary to SC: Swiss cases against Zardari can't be reopened

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Islamabad, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan's Law Secretary Justice (retd.) Aqil Mirza told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Swiss cases filed against President Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened, and therefore, there is no need for any correspondence with the Swiss authorities.

In a written statement submitted to the apex court, the Dawn quoted Mirza, as saying that this was the government's categorical position on the issue.

Earlier, hearing a suo motu case, the court's five-member bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, expressed dismay over the government's failure to implement the Supreme Court verdict regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

Justice Nasirul Mulk observed that the government has not taken a single step to implement the apex court's NRO judgment.

Attorney-General Anwarul Haq conceded before the bench that no letter had yet been transmitted to the Swiss authorities for reviving the cases against President Zardari.

The Attorney-General's statement was contrary to what Chairman NAB told the court on March 30 that two letters had been transmitted to the Swiss authorities.

The Supreme Court has summoned the Law Secretary and the Chairman NAB on May 13 to explain why the court's verdict was not being implemented. (ANI)

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