The lawyer representing the Pakistan government in Swiss cases, talking to Geo News on Thursday, said that the Swiss government cannot do anything in the graft cases due to presidential immunity even if a letter is written.
However, he added that the Swiss authorities will follow up on the case if the government decides to abolish presidential immunity.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered the government to write a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case. However, the government did not comply with the orders maintaining that the president has immunity in the case.
On non-implementation of the court orders, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was held in contempt of the court and was ordered once more to write the letter.