LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Saturday said that President Asif Ali Zardari would have immunity in Switzerland also, DawnNews reported.
Speaking to media representatives in Lahore, Ahsan said Article 248 of the Constitution did not allow any court to initiate proceedings against the president.The PPP leader moreover 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).
Ahsan further said that if the prime minister or the president were to be removed constitutionally, no harm would come to democracy.
Regarding the court’s order on the NRO implementation case, Ahsan said the government had not been given six options, it had, in fact, been told that the court could use all the six options listed in the order.
Responding to a question regarding the defence secretary’s sacking, the PPP leader said Khalid Naeem Lodhi could approach the courts to challenge his termination.