People don’t care about immunity, but their money in Swiss banks: Nawaz Sharif

Published: January 19, 2012
Talking to Express News, PML-N chief says that everyone saw suitcases being transferred to Switzerland overnight. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

Talking to Express News, PML-N chief says that everyone saw suitcases being transferred to Switzerland overnight. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the people of the country do not care about President Asif Ali Zardari’s immunity, but are more bothered about their money that was transferred to the Swiss banks.

Talking to anchor Javed Chaudhry in an interview with Express News, Sharif said that money was transferred overnight into Swiss banks.

“The nation should get its money back.”

Commenting on the government’s stance on writing letters to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against Zardari, Sharif said: “Letters should have been written as soon as the Supreme Court’s orders were released. The court has been reiterating it, but they [government] are making excuses and violating the orders.”

Sharif also criticised the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), saying that there were differing statements within the party regarding the president’s immunity. “Some say he has immunity, some say he doesn’t.”

He also lambasted Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan who represented Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani during his contempt of court hearing today and said: “He [Ahsan] had played his role in freeing the judiciary and fulfilled his national duty, but today he has changed his statement.”

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Jan 19, 2012 - 2:40PM

    “The nation should get its money back.”….Lets Strat Charity From Home Mian Sahab?? Shall we?


  • Rana
    Jan 19, 2012 - 2:54PM

    “Some say he has immunity, some say he doesn’t.” and
    You (NS) has said on record that He has immunity….
    You both are two sides of the same coin


  • mussarat ahmedzeb(Swat)
    Jan 19, 2012 - 4:56PM

    I wish i become the President of Pakistan.will break all the records of corruption.


  • Jan 19, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Beautifully expressed story


  • Jan 19, 2012 - 5:31PM

    for years you have been die hard supporter/saviour of this regime – now its too late to listen your music, why this u=turn.

    nb)kindly notify me ‘comments’ – in case “approved)!


  • dv sikka
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Politics and flip flopping go hand in hand. Political opinion is also a marriage of convenience, it depends on the audience and selfish interests.


  • Mubashir
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:49PM

    People are worried about your money overseas too… Mr. Shareef. Show heart… set an example!


  • Shah
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Zardari has immunity, but not you? Then why not start it from you? Why judiciary is so lenient towards nawaz sharif?


  • Blithe
    Jan 19, 2012 - 5:59PM

    “die-hard supporter” – come on, grow up.

    You ought to say MQM and ANP and Q League are
    die-hard supporters.


  • Imran
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:40PM

    Mr. Sharif! how about you? You fled with 40 suitcases after signing the NRO with Musharraf, leaving behind your comrades languishing in jail. Now we know you have billions of dollars worth of business interests in UK.


  • Zulfiqar
    Jan 19, 2012 - 6:55PM

    Dear Sir,

    Please bring back all the money that you took away, we want that as well.Recommend

  • blithe
    Jan 19, 2012 - 8:08PM

    Equally disgusted at Aitzaz’s u-turn!


  • Khawlah
    Jan 19, 2012 - 9:30PM

    @blithe: Don’t be disgusted at Aitzaz’s U-turn because he did not take a U-turn at all. He was with the constitution earlier and he is with the constitution today. So please be happy with him and stay with Aitzaz and so stay with the constitution.


  • truepak
    Jan 19, 2012 - 10:01PM

    People dont care about PPP and their “sacrifices”
    Also,people no longer care about Nawaz Sharif and motorway.Recommend

  • Jan 20, 2012 - 1:02PM

    yes money get back to home must but mian sahib you start first


  • Ahmer Ali
    Jan 21, 2012 - 10:51AM

    Yes you are absolutely and precisely right on your stance but the nation also wants to know yours exact and complete assets within and abroad Pakistan.Please you must have to declare your all assets honestly,sincerely,completely and truly before the nation so that the nation could know that how much more you sincere,honest,dedicated and devoted with Pakistan and its nation.


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