Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar said on Thursday that the government will take action if allegations against Hussain Haqqani are proved regarding an alleged memo written to former US Admiral Mike Mullen.
Talking to Express 24/7, Mukhtar said that the entire issue must be investigated before reaching any conclusion. He raised questions over Mansoor Ijaz’s character, who claims to have delivered the letter to Mullen, saying that he was a dubious character who cannot be trusted.
He also questioned how it was possible that Mullen passed the letter on to President Obama without reading it.
The minister said Haqqani would not be asked to resign.
Talking about Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Mukhtar defended the PIA saying the airline was functioning as usual and most of its Hajj flights arrived on time.
He added that Hajj flights are not subject to delays with 84 per cent of them reaching their destinations on time.
Speaking on the Haqqani network, he vowed that Pakistan will continue to fight the network within its own territory.