LAHORE: The self-styled whistle-blower of the Memogate scandal said that the judicial commission’s report has corroborated the ‘truth’ he was speaking from day one.
“Speaking that truth was a moral obligation for me,” Mansoor Ijaz, the American businessman of Pakistani descent, told The Express Tribune in an exclusive telephone interview.
“Though it caused harm to my family, my business and my political relationships – I even received death threats – the value of the truth I spoke outweighed all of this,” he said.
Ijaz said that “in presenting the truth faithfully,” he gave the institutions of justice in Pakistan the ability to ensure that “never again would Pakistan’s political leaders dream of telling such lies in hopes they could be covered up.”
Ijaz praised the Pakistan Army for “standing its ground in defending the country against those who would compromise its security but never wavered in their commitment to insure democracy and justice kept to their true paths”.
He also paid tribute to the judiciary for “ensuring that every party in the case was given full opportunity to defend the case and present the evidence.”
He said the court’s determination proved that justice was imparted fairly and without consideration to a single political factor that subordinates the country’s national interests. “I am proud to say as an American of Pakistani origin today that Pakistan’s justice system was just and fair,” Ijaz said.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2012.