LAHORE – Taking a different line what the government is following, PPP’s senior leader and former Supreme Court Bar Association President Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said here on Saturday that the government should write letters to Swiss Courts for reopening cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Aitzaz Ahsan also said that the President enjoyed immunity against prosecution under Article 248 of the Constitution.

Talking to media persons here, he said that Article 248 of the Constitution barred court from proceedings against the President.

To a question, Aitzaz said that all the six options in NRO implementation verdict of the five-member bench of the SC were advisory in nature and were for the larger bench of the apex court and not for the government.

On a question he said that he did not have any formula for steering the country out from the current crisis.

He said that he has submitted an application to the party for Senate seat, adding that he has submitted application for Senate ticket and did not have any ambition to become Prime Minister or the chairman Senate.

The PPP leader said that he was not acting as a mediator between the executive and the judiciary or between the PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

He said that the movement for the impeachment of the President is Constitutional for which a procedure has been laid down in the Constitution itself.

Aitzaz further said that if the PM or the President were to be removed through the procedure laid down in the Constitutional, the democracy would not come to any harm and added, only unconstitutional and extra-constitutional steps threaten democracy.

Responding to a question regarding the Defence Secretary’s sacking, the PPP leader said Khalid Naeem Lodhi could approach the court of law against his termination. However he added that the PM under the rules was competent to sack anyone from his team and Khalid Naeem was appointed by the Premier.