Federal government hints at reopening Swiss bank accounts case against Asif Ali Zardari
ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Wednesday has hinted about reopening the Swiss bank accounts case against former president Asif Ali Zardari.
He said that an agreement has been signed between Pakistan and Switzerland on sharing of bank accounts details.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that following the agreement with Switzerland, the government could get bank accounts details.
He said that the agreement was government’s another great achievement, adding that the previous governments deliberately avoided signing an MoU with Geneva.
The special assistant went on to say that Pakistan would start getting information about bank accounts of its citizens from Switzerland within two weeks time.
Shahzad Akbar said that former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s Swiss accounts have US$ 72 million, adding that following the JIT report in Omni case, the government could knock the doors of Swiss banks.