ISLAMABAD: Senior member of the PPP Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said that President Asif Ali Zardari enjoyed immunity under article 248 of the constitution, Geo News reported. He was talking to media here on Wednesday.

Aitzaz Ahsan said that there was no harm in writing a letter to Swiss authorities as President Asif Ali Zardari enjoyed immunity under article 248.

Answering a question regarding former president Pervaiz Musharraf’s immunity, Ahsan said that he did not have immunity as there was a civil suit against him while President Zardari faced criminal cases in which he enjoyed complete immunity until he was holding the president office.

Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan would be defending Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani before the Supreme Court on Thursday in the contempt of court case.

Aitzaz Ahsan along with other senior PPP members would accompany Prime Minister Gilani to the Supreme Court when he appears on Jan 19 to reply in person to the contempt of court notice, sources informed.