Swiss Govt have turned down a government’s request to reopen graft cases against former President Asif Ali Zardari over a lapse of time. In reply to a letter delivered by the law ministry, Swiss Govt said that last date for submitting of an appeal was February 15, which had now lapsed. The law ministry had submitted an appeal in June against the verdict by Swiss to shut the cases.
As per sources, Pakistan authorities have been apprised of the Swiss decision not to reopen graft cases against Zardari. The PPP-led Govt had initially turned down to send a letter to Swiss authorities for reopening the cases. It had argued that since Zardari was the President, he enjoyed immunity. PM Nawaz Sharif is anticipated to be informed of the most recent development and will decide the next strategy after talking to his legal team.