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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