ISLAMABAD Taking courage from Supreme Court of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau sprang into action on Monday and Chairman NAB Naveed Ahsan formally asked the Pakistani High Commission in United Kingdom to send back the record pertaining to Swiss cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and his late spouse Ms Benazir Bhutto. Sources in the NAB informed TheNation that in the formal request to Pakistan High Commissioner to UK Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Chairman NAB has asked him to dispatch the record through diplomatic bag and also depute a person who would come with the record as special carrier. The record pertaining to the money-laundering cases against President Zardari and his late spouse Benazir was with the lawyer hired by the Government of Pakistan to pursue these cases in the Swiss courts, but following the promulgation of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) by the former president Gen (Retd) Musharraf, these cases were withdrawn from the Swiss courts on the request of the Government of Pakistan. Then under the Swiss laws, the magistrate dealing with these cases had directed the lawyer to keep the record with him for 10 years, the sources informed and added that ostensibly the decision to take the custody of the record was made to avoid payment of heavy fees to the lawyers for the maintenance of the said record. The sources further informed that under murky circumstances, the record stuffed in some 12 cartons was taken from the office of the Swiss lawyer by Pakistani High Commissioner in UK Wajid Shamsul Hassan along with the Prosecutor General NAB Dr. Danishwar Malik and later it was moved to UK where, according to media reports, it was placed at the residence of Wajid Shamsul Hassan instead of the High Commissions office. To a question, the source in the NAB informed that tempering of the record dumped at the residence of the High Commissioner would be of little use as they were also keeping the duplicate of the same record at two other places as well. He further said that at the time of taking over of the record, the inventory of the record stuffed in some 12 cartoons was kept by the Prosecutor General NAB and any change in the record or stealing of some sensitive documents would be traced. The sources in the department were of the view that all the cases closed on the request of Government of Pakistan against President Zardari, Benazir Bhutto or any other person in any foreign state could be reopened in case Government of Pakistan would make a formal request. To a question about the money frozen in connection with these cases, the sources admitted that with the withdrawal of these cases, the money would have been shifted somewhere else but argued that the persons involved in these cases were very much present and the money could be retrieved from them if proven guilty of the charges levelled against them.