PM meets Zardari: Govt presented constitutional stance in SC regarding Swiss cases

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday night and discussed a host of issues including overall political situation in the country.

According to sources, the two held threadbare discussion on the apex court’s judgment regarding swiss cases and the government’s stance in this regard.

Both the president and the prime minister agreed that the government has adopted a constitutional and legal stance in the apex court regarding Swiss cases because the president enjoys immunity under the constitution and that no case can be opened against him. They said the government respects the judiciary and proceedings of other cases reopened after the apex court’s verdict on NRO are continuing in the courts.

President Asif Ali Zardari said that some elements are spearheading a baseless campaign against the government regarding the Swiss cases and the impression is being created that the judiciary and the government are on confrontation course. The government has always revered the apex court and will continue to do so in future as well, he said adding there would be no confrontation between the judiciary and the government

Overall political situation, situation after the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, implementation on the 18th amendment and other important matters also came under discussion during the meeting.

Later, the president hosted a dinner in honour of the members of the constitutional reforms committee. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza and members of the 18th amendment implementation committee also attended the dinner.

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