Memogate: President Zardari summons Sherry Rehman

Published: February 24, 2012

According to sources, Rehman will brief Zardari, senior leadership about the inquiry done in the Memogate case. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday summoned Pakistan’s Ambassador to United States Sherry Rehman on ‘immediate notice’, Express News reported.

According to sources, Rehman will brief President Zardari and senior leadership about the inquiry done in the Memogate case.

On the other hand, President Zardari is due to meet Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Karachi today.

The judicial commission investigating the Memogate case is recording Mansoor Ijaz’s testimony from London via video link.

Ijaz, who is getting his testimony recorded for the third day today, arrived at the Pakistan High Commission in London with his wife.

Ijaz caused a stir in Pakistan when he wrote a column in a London based newspaper alleging that a Pakistani government official had asked him to deliver a controversial document to Admiral Mike Mullen requesting him to deliver a warning to the Pakistani military against a takeover.

Not only did he bring attention to the strained relationship between the military and civilian leadership in Pakistan, his allegations lead to the subsequent resignation of Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and a probe into the scandal by the apex court that casts doubts over the civilian government’s faith in the military.

Reader Comments (11)

  • H.A. Khan
    Feb 24, 2012 - 4:35PM

    Please also call Hussain Haqani

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  • Salahuddin
    Feb 24, 2012 - 5:53PM

    height of stupidity—goofy affair.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Feb 24, 2012 - 7:15PM

    According to holy Quran, “it is Allah and only Allaho who gives honor and who gives dishonor to people”. Despite all the hate mongering by the rightwing opponents of elected govt and democracy the system is moving on. Some in history are called usurpers of power and military dictators while the others are democratically elected people’s reps. It is the God given honor that people like some and the others always have to use the undemocratic backdoor to come into power.
    Mr. Jinnah, ZAB, BB and Khan Gaffar Khan were hated by many but they are living in history while their opponents are long dead.

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  • Balma
    Feb 24, 2012 - 7:38PM

    I am wondering why Tribune favors this dubious character Mansoor Ijaz. Every time I write something about this financial scam artist, Mansoor Ijaz, Tribune censors it. Now, we know that Tribune is an American investment to condition PAksitanis’ hearts and minds, even though from a private group but quite possibly supported by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) of USA, I am beginning to believe if US government supports Mansur Ijaz’s shennanigans (chakarbaaziyaan)???? And, that Tribune is following the American policy due to OPIC’s role?
    Please Tribune, if you believe in freedom of speech then let this comment print. I have made a copy of this comment and will post it on Dawn, Jan etc if you don’t.

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  • Disgruntled Pakistani
    Feb 24, 2012 - 9:11PM

    @Mirza:
    Don’t use Quran, and Quranic injunctions loosely and unnecessarily. And keep your democracy and democratic dogmatics in your pocket. Ok? Probably you are highly privileged and grossly benefited person from the morass, mismanaged, and mishandling of everything, and surely you don’t know the suffering of all other people under the hands of this democratic government!Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Feb 24, 2012 - 9:54PM

    @Balma:

    Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) of USA and EXPRESS TRIBUNE?! Wow, this a good one—-let’s know more>

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  • WoW
    Feb 25, 2012 - 12:26AM

    @Disgruntled Pakistani: How can any Democrat Govt work when both its eyes are at the back of its head, thinking/stopping of a takeover? Bring in all the agencies of the Govt under its rule and you will see a prosperous Pakistan.

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  • Mirza
    Feb 25, 2012 - 2:18AM

    @WoW:
    Thank you very much for telling the truth. This is the crux of the argument. Even quoting holy Quran irritates some, go figure!
    Regards,
    Mirza

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  • Meena Khan
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:21AM

    @Balma looks like Tribune did publish your letter the idea that any one even in the media want to be connected to Mansoor Ijaz give many the creepies. The man is a publicity hound of the worst kind he has used his Pakistani origins and country of birth America to set up a network of dark and sleazy characters he did manage to fool some of the people some of the time but he failed miserably to fool most of the people most of the time.Recommend

  • Disgruntled Pakistani
    Feb 25, 2012 - 11:56AM

    @Meena Khan, Either explain and establish if your Hussain Haqqani had any connection with Mansoor Ejaz or not! Don’t make unnecessary hullabaloo about the character and credibility of Mansoor Ejaz. If Mansoor Ejaz would have been a straight forward man, then why AAZ and his stooge (HH) would have allegedly utilized his service in this regards? Recommend

  • naeem
    Mar 9, 2012 - 7:48PM

    If you are going to quote the Quran.
    Then I am going to tell you a warning saying to muslims given by the Prophet P.B.U.
    The Hadith warns us that socities where the law is reserved only fpr the ordinary people, while shielding the powerfull, suffer destruction.
    So please tell your beloved PM to obey the law and write the letter to the Swiss Authorities.

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