ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek on Friday said the government wished to resolve the issue of the Swiss letter amicably and added that the president enjoyed immunity from prosecution under the country’s Constitution, DawnNews reported.
Naek said the first two paragraphs of the letter to be sent to Swiss authorities for reopening a graft case against President Asif Ali Zardari were in accordance with the Supreme Court’s directives.
According to Naek, the judges hearing the case expressed their reservations regarding the draft of the letter and he and his client expressed their reservations as well.
Speaking to media representatives outside the Supreme Court, he said a decision over the final version of the letter was yet to be taken.
He added that the letter had been drafted in accordance with the apex court’s directives and that it had also been approved by the prime minister.
Naek reiterated that the Constitution was clear on the issue of presidential immunity.
Moreover, he said that any decisions that will be made would be in the greater national interest and would consider the three pillars of the state. He said in democracies, decisions could not be made without consultations, adding that, the government would remain flexible in resolving the matter.
He added that many sacrifices had been made for democracy and therefore, those who were aiming to derail the country’s democratic process would not be allowed to succeed.