Memogate: Judicial commission summons Zardari, Kayani on Jan 9

Secret­ary commis­sion also issues notice­s to Pasha, Nawaz Sharif, relate­d partie­s and petiti­oners.


Express January 04, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission probing the Memogate case summoned President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on January 9, Express News reported on Wednesday. 

The commission’s first meeting on Thursday was presided over by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, where in the decision was taken to issue notices to all the relevant parties involved and petitioners in the case.

Secretary commission Jawad Abbas Hassan issued notices to DG-ISI Shuja Pasha, Husain Haqqani, US citizen Mansoor Ijaz and others to present themselves in court on January 9.

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan had earlier, too, issued a notice to the president but he did not submit his reply to the court.

Earlier on Thursday SC had issued contempt of court notices to Babar Awan and other PPP leaders who were present at a press conference on the memo case.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders who have been issued similar notices by the court includes Khursheed Shah, Firdous Ashiq Awan and Qamar Zaman Kaira.

Awan and the others were now expected to submit their explanatory replies to the court by January 13.

The orders were issued today by a Supreme Court two member bench comprising of Justice Ijaz Afzal and Justice Ather Saeed.

COMMENTS (29)

Pervaiz | 9 years ago | Reply Mr Sharif’s memory may have erased an event, but it is fresh in many minds. The year was 1999, and Mr Sharif as the prime minister of Pakistan was going through similar fears, when he decided to make a dash to meet the then US President Bill Clinton. If newspaper reports were correct, Mr Sharif was trying to plead his case with the usual stakeholder, the US. This was post-Kargil and there were signs that the military was about to topple his government. At least a few of the astrologically gifted political leaders were predicting that a martial law was on the horizon. It was a pretty similar scenario, but back then going to the US to plead the case for one’s government was not considered a matter of sovereignty, I guess. Do we need to jog our memories for the pardon granted to Mr Sharif at the behest of the Saudis? That pardon saved his life and took him to exile in the holy land.
Majid | 9 years ago | Reply

@Allah dad...you have any news where is the parliment? if you have please reply me.

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