Islamabad, Aug. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Attorney General Irfan Qadir has said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had said nothing about writing a letter to Swiss authorities during his appearance before the Supreme Court.
The Daily Times quoted Qadir, as saying, that the prime minister took decisions only after consultation with the cabinet.
Qadir expressed hope that before the next hearing of the case, the government would find out a solution to end the standoff with the judiciary over writing to Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
Qadir said though there was no middle way to settle the matter, there was hope that the matter would be resolved with consultation and understanding.
The Supreme Court on Monday, accepted Ashraf's request, and granted time to him by adjourning the hearing till September 18 in the NRO implementation case.
Ashraf had requested the apex court that he required at least four to six weeks in order to consult his legal team to resolve the issue.
The allegations against Zardari date back to the 1990s, when he and his late wife, former premier Benazir Bhutto were suspected of using Swiss bank accounts to launder 12 million dollars allegedly paid in bribes by companies seeking customs inspection contracts.
The Swiss shelved the case in 2008 when Zardari became president and the government had been insisting that the president has full immunity. But in 2009 the apex court overturned the NRO ordering that the cases be reopened. (ANI)