ISLAMABAD: The letter to Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, was written and sent through the Foreign Office on November 5, Express News reported the state television channel as saying on Wednesday.
In September, after months of sparring, the executive and the judiciary deadlock saw a breakthrough when Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf agreed to write the letter, and assigned the task to Law Minister Farooq H Naek.
After weeks of delay and corrections, the country’s top court had approved the Swiss letter draft submitted on October 10.
On the appeal of Law Minister Farooq H Naek, the federation was given till November 10 to send the letter to Swiss authorities.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had directed Naek to dispatch the letter, indicating further progress since the Supreme Court gave the government draft of the letter a final nod.
Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir, however, had said one day earlier that he had not yet received any directions to write the letter to Swiss authorities.