The hero of lawyers movement (2007-9) in Pakistan, Mr Aitzaz Ahsan is now trying to realign himself with the ground realities. These days (he says) he believes that Asif Ali Zardari, being President of Pakistan, enjoys sovereign immunity in any and every court of law both inside and outside Pakistan. If that be so, would he be able to explain how another sitting/serving President of another country of the world was captured by the invading forces of America, and tried and imprisoned in the USA? Why was Mr Ahsans 'doctrine of sovereign immunity was not applied to that President? After all he was 'The President? Who is that President, you might ask? Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was the President of Republic of Panama, a country in Central America, which he ruled from 1982 to 1989. In 1989, though, United States invaded Panama, removed and captured him and took him to USA where he was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering in 1992. He was sentenced to imprisonment for 15 years and his sentence ended in 2007. Mr Noriega, though, is still incarcerated in America. Check out the Wikipedia. By the way, according to the same source, Noriega worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from the late 1950s until 1989 (the year of invasion by the same country?) and was on the CIA payroll until February 5, 1988. -SAYEF HUSSAIN, Lahore, March 1.