ISLAMABAD - Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir expressed optimism that the government would find a way to end the standoff between the judiciary and the executive over writing a letter to Swiss authorities for reopening cases against President Asif Ali Zardari till the next date of hearing.

Talking to media persons at the Supreme Court building, the AGP said though there was no middle way to settle the matter, it is hoped that it would be resolved with consultations and understanding.

He stated Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf did not mention anything relating to Swiss letter when appearing before the Supreme Court. He said that the PM takes decision after consultation with the cabinet as he did not take decision in his individual capacity.

He said that with his gesture, the prime minister had declared that he would respect the institutions. He further said it is the Constitution that is followed and hoped that it will be followed in future as well.

Irfan Qadir again contended that the sitting PM could not be summoned in the court according to the Constitution.

Meanwhile, renowned lawyer Tariq Mahmood said that the NRO implementation case has become political case therefore fallout would be political.

He said due to further proceedings in this case would destabilise the country economically too. The learned counsel stated that the judiciary’s morale had weakened due to the Arsalan case.

Solution before next hearing: AGP