Zardari holds immunity even in Swiss courts under Vienna Convention: Aitzaz

   Jan 18, 12:51 pm

Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and senior lawyer Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, who will represent Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani before the Supreme Court on January 19, has said that President Asif Ali Zardari holds immunity from prosecution even in Swiss courts.

The Dawn quoted Ahsan, as saying that under the Vienna Convention, Zardari enjoyed immunity while he held office.

He explained that cases registered against the president fell under the criminal cases category in which no proceedings could be initiated against him.

He said that former ruler General (r) Pervez Musharraf did not have immunity from prosecution because the cases registered against him were civil in nature.

Ahsan also said that his stance regarding presidential immunity and the writing of a letter to Swiss authorities has always been very clear. (ANI)

MH 17 crash: Who pulled the trigger? Jul 23, 12:20 pm
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Ukraine's director of informational security, Vitaly Nayda has reportedly said that he is certain that the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian.
Full Story
Fresh air strikes in North Waziristan kill 13 suspected militants Jul 23, 12:03 pm
Peshawar (Pakistan), July 23 (ANI): At least 13 suspected militants were killed in fresh air strikes on their North Waziristan hideouts on Wednesday.
Full Story
Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India likely to meet in August Jul 23, 12:03 pm
Islamabad, July 23 (ANI): Foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India are likely to meet in the second-half of August to discuss the future of the stalled bilateral dialogue process.
Full Story
ISIL issues decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul Jul 23, 12:02 pm
Washington, July 23 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Sunni terror group that has wrecked havoc in Iraq and Syria, has now issued a decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of all mannequins.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY