Memogate case: Army likely to submit rejoinder tomorrow

Published: December 20, 2011
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Army adjutant-general branch officials met Attorney General, discussed matters related to the army’s reply.  PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Army adjutant-general branch officials met Attorney General, discussed matters related to the army’s reply. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Army Adjutant General Branch officials met Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq on Tuesday and discussed matters related to the military reply in the Memogate case, Express News reported.

The army is likely to submit its rejoinder tomorrow (Wednesday).

The court’s nine-member bench had asked army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha to submit their response to replies submitted by Husain Haqqani, Mansoor Ijaz and the government.

The court had also asked the federal government to refute or affirm – within two days – the positions taken by the ISI and army chief in their earlier replies.

Zardari’s reply

President Asif Ali Zardari will meet Attorney General today and seek legal advice from him regarding his reply to the Supreme Court’s notice.

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

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Dec 20, 2011 - 9:00PM

    Vienna,December 20,2011
    Here is the key. The Attorney General represents the government
    including the President.The CoAs and the head of Inter Services
    Intelligence,ISI are also expected to go to the Supreme Court
    by the same channel not through an independent legal representative.
    The matter is already hot with Asma Jehangir appearing for
    Mr.Hussain Haqqani and Communist Party of Pakistan represented
    by its own legal means before the Apex Court.We have to wait and
    watch with due patience.
    Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring TTTMM India
    –Kulamarva Balakrishna

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  • Syed Kashmiri
    Dec 21, 2011 - 2:52AM

    The views of the military and the civilian government are diametrically opposite. Let the court investigate the matter, analyse the evidence and then come to a conclusion. Let the chips fall where they may.

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  • Altaf Hussain, Mumbai
    Dec 21, 2011 - 9:56AM

    A current service chief filing avidavit in a court of law without having it vetted by the Ministry of Defence is the latest model of Parliamentary Democracy! Pakistan can never cease to amuse the world.

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