Ex-Pak law secy blamed in Zardari money laundering cases
Islamabad: The former law secretary Yasmin Abbasey has been held responsible for the missing record relating to the revival of 60 million dollars graft cases by Swiss authorities against President Asif Ali Zardari, an inquiry committee said.
The Dawn News reports that Abbasey had written a ‘secret’ letter to Dr Nicholas Jeandin Avocat of the law firm Fontanetassocies Geneva in Nov 2012 to order non-entry into the money laundering cases against President Zardari.
According to the report, the committee was appointed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when Supreme Court was told on June 26 that the previous government had sent a letter to a law firm requesting an official confirmation about the Swiss authorities’ inability to revive the cases.
The committee had to expand its investigation to look into a delay in communication to the government of Pakistan issued by the judicial authorities in Geneva on Feb 4, the report added.
The letter was faxed by Pakistan’s Ambassador in Switzerland Mohammad Saleem on June 18 to the law secretary, forwarding enclosures from Jeandin, relating to the SGS/Cotecna money laundering case.
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