ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission probing Memogate on Saturday issued notices to respondents including former Pakistan Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF),Yasin Malik, and Director General (USA) Foreign office Ubaidur Rehman, among others to appear before the commission on April 5, 2012.
Earlier, the commission had asked the Supreme Court to extend the deadline till March 31, 2012, so that Haqqani could appear before the bench.
However, as the deadline passed waiting for a Supreme Court bench to rule on a petition by the former Ambassador to appear before the commission via a video link, it issued orders for a new date for him appear on.
On March 29, the apex court extended the term of judicial commission for another six weeks, observing that the commission’s probe is of high importance but stressed that it should conclude soon.
Cross examine Yasin Malik
On Saturday, Akram Sheikh Counsel for Mansoor Ijaz, the central figure in the case, asked the commission through an application to cross examine JKLF leader Yasin Malik. Malik had on March 26, 2012 recorded his statement wherein he rejected allegations of having met with a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief. The JKLF chief had on record said that Ijaz tried to cheat him into meeting a ‘suspicious’ person in Haryana.
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