PML-N mum on Swiss letter response
12 February, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is tight-lipped over the refusal of Swiss authorities to reopen the cases of corruption involving President Asif Ali Zardari, and has decided to adopt a wait-and-see policy till the text of the letter is made public.
The Swiss authorities have sent a letter to their Pakistan counterparts stating that the graft cases against President Zardari cannot be opened because he enjoys international immunity as long as he remains in the office of president of the country. The PML-N, which allegedly crafted the cases against Zardari and blew up the issue in the past, has not commented on the issue since the receipt of the letter.
The PPP is celebrating this development as a moral victory for the party and believes that it has taken the air out the opposition's sails, which had used the issue in the past for political gains. However, sources in the PML-N confided to our sources on Monday that the party is not embarrassed at all for demanding the return of national wealth from foreign accounts despite the refusal of Swiss authorities to reopen the cases against President Zardari.
As long as the text of the letter sent to the Pakistan government by the Swiss authorities is not released to public, sources pointed out that it would remain a mystery. "We are waiting for the government to release the contents of the letter," sources in the PML-N said.