Memogate case reply: President to meet Attorney General today

Published: December 20, 2011
The Attorney General had earlier ruled out the submission of Zardari’s reply in the Memogate case. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The Attorney General had earlier ruled out the submission of Zardari’s reply in the Memogate case. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

President Asif Ali Zardari will meet Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq today and seek legal advice from him regarding his reply to the Supreme Court ‘s notice in the Memogate case, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Last week, when the president was unwell, the Attorney General had ruled out the submission of Zardari’s reply in the Memogate case.

“I have no instructions on filing the president’s reply,” Haq had told reporters on the premises of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court had later directed all the petitioners and respondents, including Zardari, to “clear the cobwebs in the different stands” taken by all those wrapped up in the Memogate scandal.

Addressing Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq, the chief justice had observed that the reply everyone had been waiting for, that of the president, had not been submitted.

“You know well that an adverse presumption is drawn when someone does not file a reply in civil litigation,” Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had told the attorney general.

However, since his return a number of meetings have been held by the president. According to a  sitting minister President Asif Ali Zardari’s return made it clear that he isn’t afraid of facing challenges confronting him. Today’s meeting with the legal team will contemplate the President’s reply to the Supreme Court and also dispel the impression that there is clash between the government and the judiciary.

The president is due to meet members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other important personalities today. The country’s political and security situation as well as other matters of importance are expected to come under discussion during the meetings.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Amjad Cheema
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:31PM

    One thing is pretty clear that he is not a quitter.


  • Muhammad Kashif
    Dec 20, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Great development,Great Leader Pakistan will ever cherish , from Industry to Business, from house hold to consumer there will be one voice in next 100 years to come. President Zardari Zinda BadRecommend

  • Sheraz
    Dec 20, 2011 - 4:23PM

    @Muhammad Kashif: Haahahah Are you serious?


  • Sana
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:39PM

    @Sherz Yes, he is serious and this time will tell to this Stupid an inept people of this country


  • Imran
    Dec 20, 2011 - 11:39PM

    The city dwellers of the Northern Part of Punjab think they are absolute authority on the dynamics of the entire Pakistan. They think they are smarter than the rest of Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Ulya
    Dec 23, 2011 - 7:37PM

    @Imran: what made you conclude that other people who commented were “city dwellers of the Northern part of Punjab” or that “they think they are smarter than the rest of the Pakistanis”. Its really unfortunate to read a Pakistani making such remarks about fellow countrymen.
    @Muhammad Kashif: From the conduct of the the government, it seems that if anyone is conspiring, it is the gorvernment. They are the ones who are trying to malign institutions, first it was the supreme court and now it is the army. If there is a conspiracy, they should unveil it rather than resorting to demeaning remarks about institutions of the country.
    The PPP politics has always been about chanting slogans of their ‘shadeeds’ rather than talking about the issues.


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