KARACHI - The Swiss government will withdraw the immunity of President Asif Ali Zardari if Pakistan abolishes the immunity enjoyed by its President under the Constitution of the country.
This was stated by the lawyer representing Govt of Pakistan in Swiss cases Macaulay Franklin while talking to a private TV channel. ‘If the Pakistani government abolishes the Presidential immunity the Swiss authorities will follow suit’, he said. He said that the govt can write to Swiss authorities seeking details about the frozen assets, but the Swiss government cannot probe due to immunity. Macaulay Franklin said that if the accounts were shifted to somewhere else to affect the proceedings of the case it would be considered another crime under Money Laundering Act.
He said if the cases were reopened then the Swiss authorities would probe the details of the assets and most probably will seize them.