The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing until Tuesday of a plea filed by former ambassador Husain Haqqani seeking its direction for the judicial commission investigating the Memogate scandal to record his statement via video link.
A 10-memebr bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, adjourned the hearing after Haqqani’s attorney Asma Jehangir requested to place certain documents on record.
She said that her client had been directed to record his statement in person. Haqqani is neither an accused nor has an FIR registered against him, but the commission has still not allowed video link, assuming that the apex court prohibited him from recording his statement from abroad, Asma said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.
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