Tribune Take: Memogate inquiry could end in a farce

Since article 6 can only be implemented by the parliament, it could render the Supreme Court inquiry ineffective.

Mahawish Rezvi December 15, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the various submissions to the Supreme Court in their inquiry of the memogate case. 

Muhammad Ziauddin, Executive Editor The Express Tribune, says even if the inquiry finds former ambassador Husain Haqqani guilty, article six of the constitution could only be implemented by the parliament, rendering the Supreme Court inquiry ineffective.

So far only four respondents – former Ambassador to United States (US) Husain Haqqani, Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – Lt. General Shuja Pasha have submitted their replies to the Supreme Court.

Ziauddin also sheds light on the possible political motivations behind Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif's submission of the petition. He says after accusations of being a 'friendly opposition' Sharif filed the pettion to take the media spotlight away from Pakistan Thereek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

Read Muhammad Ziauddin’s articles here.

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ahmed | 12 years ago | Reply

memogate issue is becoming sensitive day by day,and its the responsibility of parliament and supreme court to investigate the matter in depth and bring the real culprits in front of the far as most of the people predicting military coup in future but i don't think so that military will take over in this situation when our economy is in shambles.

KH Mian | 12 years ago | Reply

Memogate is a farce invented by USA allow certain desirable changes to be brought about without direct intervention in its satrapy called Pakistan located on river Indus.

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