ISLAMABAD: Despite warnings from the memo commission, former ambassador to the United Stated Husain Haqqani, will not be present at the hearing of the Memogate scandal which is underway at the Islamabad High Court on Thursday.
According to sources, the memo commission had issued a final warning to Haqqani in the last hearing and said that if he did not attend today’s hearing, a red warrant will be issued for his arrest.
Zahid Bukhari, the attorney for Haqqani, had also said that he would request the commission today (Thursday) to not take any adverse action against his client until the Supreme Court issues final orders.
He had added that Haqqani’s petition, filed by his counsel Asma Jahangir, was already pending before the apex court in which he requested for recording his statement via video link from London
“My stance will be to seek time till April 18, when Asma returns from India,’’ he added.
Earlier, the commission had proposed four options to bring Haqqani back to Pakistan. The four options included: seize his property in Pakistan, issuance of an arrest warrant, filing of a criminal case against him or hold him in contempt of court.