I'm not Pakistani, I cannot be summoned: Mansoor Ijaz

Ijaz says he will decide whethe­r he will appear in front of the parliamentary commit­tee or not.


Web Desk January 20, 2012

The central character in the Memogate scandal, American businessman Mansoor Ijaz said on Friday that the parliamentary committee probing into the case cannot summon him because he is not a Pakistani national.

Expressing his reservations on appearing in front of the parliamentary committee, Ijaz said that his legal adviser is reviewing the notice of parliamentary committee that had summoned him.

The US citizen said that he was considering taking up the matter with the Supreme Court of Pakistan and that he will decide whether he will appear in front of the committee or not.

The committee had summoned Ijaz on January 26.

Ijaz’s Counsel Akram Sheikh has confirmed that he will appear in front of the judicial commission investigating the Memogate scandal on January 24.

Earlier on Thursday, Ijaz was granted a one year multiple-entry visa to Pakistan.

The American businessman had visited the the Pakistan High Commission in London, where he was granted the visa.

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik had earlier said that he cannot guarantee if Ijaz will be arrested on his arrival or not.

Rehman had said that he will follow court orders in this regard.

However, the interior minister had said that he will provide complete security to him from the time he lands in Islamabad to his entire stay.

COMMENTS (54)

plaintalk | 9 years ago | Reply

@Amjad: Did he come canvassing to Haqqani? Why not ask Haqqani why he hobnobbed with shady characters?

MarkH | 9 years ago | Reply

@Khan: The dangers in the US for foreigners are almost non-existent in comparison to the dangers for foreigners in Pakistan. The US probably also pays the travel costs. It's more like a small vacation rather than a death sentence.

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