Pakistan calls on Swiss to re-open money-laundering cases

Staff Report


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani government November 5 wrote through its Foreign Office to Swiss authorities, asking them to reopen old money-laundering cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Television reported November 7.

The Supreme Court approved the draft of the letter October 10 and gave the government a November 10 deadline to send it.

The court has been pushing the government to ask the Swiss authorities to reopen the case for about two years. Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani lost his post in April after he steadfastly refused to comply with court orders.

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