Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Islamabad writes letter to Swiss Attorney General in Zardari Graft Case

The government of Pakistan has sent to the Swiss attorney-general a letter withdrawing a 2008 letter issued by the then Pakistani attorney-general that led to the closure of graft cases in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari
Based on a government-prepared draft approved by the Supreme Court on October 10, the letter was sent through the Foreign Office on Monday, Pakistan Television said on Wednesday.
The bench had directed that proof of actual receipt of the communication by the Swiss attorney-general should be produced before the court on November 14.


The approval of the draft marked the end of a nearly three-year standoff between the government and the apex court over the implementation of a 2009 verdict quashing an amnesty granted by military ruler Pervez Musharraf in 2007 for politicians facing corruption cases.

Read more: Gulf News


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