Swiss authorities yet to reply to NRO letter: Naek

Published: December 11, 2012

Law minister says graft cases against President Zardari cannot be reopened anymore. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek has said that the Swiss authorities have not yet replied to the government’s letter regarding reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, reported Express News on Tuesday.

Naek was speaking to the media after attending a session of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

Replying to a question, the minister said that since the letter has not been replied to, graft cases against the president cannot be reopened.

In the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case, the Supreme Court had ordered the government to write a letter to Swiss authorities. Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was also disqualified from his post when he failed to comply with the court orders.

The government had finally dispatched the letter around a month ago but has not received any response as yet.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Jibran
    Dec 11, 2012 - 7:00PM

    Are the jokers and clowns happy now? What a waste of time and national resources.

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  • vaqas
    Dec 11, 2012 - 7:03PM

    Its about how you submit the letter and how you wrote the letter the main question is that. Swiss authorities that’s why not taking any action regarding sorry to say President MR 10%

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:41PM

    Will the Chief Justice now please stand up and apologising for wasting national resources, creating a backlog of Court cases and putting the entire nation into a state of uncertainty for four years?

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  • Mirza
    Dec 11, 2012 - 11:24PM

    @Khalq e Khuda:
    I would not hold my breath for any apology by SC CJ. Did he apologize for being a PCO judge and aiding and abetting to abrogate constitution and commit acts of high treason?
    Regards,
    M

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  • Joe
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:17AM

    Would have been a shame if a Pakistani PM was finally able to complete a full term in office.

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  • Arindom
    Dec 12, 2012 - 3:39AM

    Ha! Ha! there was spelling mistake in the address! or it fell off the postman’s bag! Or the mail sorter damaged it! Ha Ha!

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Dec 12, 2012 - 9:00AM

    @ Arindom
    The PPP government has 1001 ways to circumvent the Supreme Court orders.

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  • Khan
    Dec 12, 2012 - 9:54AM

    Im surprised in this age they gotta write a letter!!! Im sure the swiss authorities are pretty familiar with email.. just send an email man

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  • Baby ka Husband
    Dec 12, 2012 - 10:50AM

    @Arindom:
    @Kamran Naqvi:
    The Pak Post Office never dispatched it. It’s lying in the office of the PMG in Islamabad. If you don’t believe me go and check for yourself.

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  • asim
    Dec 12, 2012 - 11:17AM

    THE LAW minister is misleading the nation

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