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2nd letter sent to Swiss authorities for closing cases against Zardari without SC knowledge: AG

2nd letter sent to Swiss authorities for closing cases against Zardari without SC knowledge: AG

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Attorney General Munir A Malik has informed the Supreme Court about a second letterwritten to Swiss authorities by the previous government without the court’s knowledge.

During proceedings of the NRO implementation case here on Wednesday, Munir A Malik informed the Supreme Court about the second letter written by the then Law Secretary Yasmin Abbasi.

The Attorney General informed the bench that former Law Secretary Yasmin Abbasi had sent second letter to Swiss authorities on November 22, 2012, stating that the government was not interested in pursuing cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and urged the Swiss authorities to close the cases.

The first letter which was approved by the Supreme Court was sent to Swiss authorities on November 5, 2012; however the apex court had not been made aware of the second letter sent on November 22, 2012.

The attorney general informed the apex court that the cases were closed by Swiss authorities on February 4, while the order was received on February 14.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that the then Attorney General and Law Ministry kept the court in the dark, adding that those responsible should be held accountable. Meanwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an inquiry of the incident which will be conducted by DG IB and Cabinet Secretary. The hearing of the case has been adjourned for two weeks

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