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)

Will ensure Pak soil is not used for terrorism: Nawaz Sharif Dec 1, 3:48 am
Karachi, Dec. 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a meeting with his British counterpart David Cameron and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reaffirmed his commitment to ensure that Pakistan soil is not being used for promoting terrorism.
Full Story
COP21: Obama-Jinping discuss cybersecurity, ISIS Dec 1, 3:48 am
New Delhi, Dec. 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris and reaffirmed their determination to work together and with others to achieve an ambitious climate agreement at the Paris climate negotiations.
Full Story
COP21: Obama discusses Syria, Turkey with Putin Dec 1, 3:04 am
London, Nov. 30 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris and discussed the Syria crisis.
Full Story
PM Modi leaves for New Delhi after attending COP21 in Paris Dec 1, 2:46 am
Paris, Dec. 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for New Delhi after attending the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Full Story