FEROZEWALA - Federal Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan categorically said on Saturday that the matter relating to the Swiss cases had ended and there was no need to revive the mutual legal assistance in probing $60 million money-laundering cases involving President Asif Zardari. The chapter of Swiss cases has been closed, Awan remarked while addressing a ceremony at Tehsil Bar Association Ferozewala, held in connection with oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers. Senator Saifur Rehman had fabricated the Swiss cases on political grounds during the second stint of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. Talking about former Bank of Punjab president Hamesh Khan, he said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was delivering baseless statements regarding his repatriation, as all the required documents and information had been sent to the US authorities. The Punjab Chief Minister should avoid issuing such statements because he has little knowledge about Hamesh Khan case, Awan remarked. The PPP had complete faith in democracy and a great respect and honour for judiciary and it did not believe in any confrontation, the minister said. Meanwhile, two of the new bar office-bearers, Vice-President Arshad Shah and Joint Secretary Mian Mehboob, declined to take oath from the federal minister, saying he was a 'controversial person. Online adds: He said he agreed with the point of view of the Swiss Attorney-General on the reopening of Swiss cases. My stance over the Swiss cases is what the Swiss attorney had already said that this case stands closed down being a very old one, he held. Talking about the resignation submitted by the federal secretary Law, he said he had resigned from his office due to his ailment. Awan also rejected the impression that one of his relatives was being inducted as law secretary.