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.