AG denies receiving directions for writing Swiss letter

Attorney general says if the letter has to be written, it will be done in accordance with the law and Constitution.

Web Desk November 05, 2012

Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir said that he has not yet received any directions to write the letter to Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, reported Express News.

The attorney general while speaking to the media outside the Supreme Court on Monday, said that no one can direct him to write the letter, and if it has to be written, it will be done in accordance with the law and the Constitution.

He added that the government has the right to seek advice regarding the letter.

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.

The apex court gave a four-week deadline to the government on October 10 this year for dispatching a letter to revive the Swiss cases.

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Mirza | 8 years ago | Reply

Did Irfan mention graft and Zardari in the same sentence? He is forgetting his brown-nosing classes and needs a refresher immediately. . Mr Not-so-Naek will arrange these soon enough I suppose.

Parvez | 8 years ago | Reply

This was anticipated......nothing new.

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