Memogate: 'Mansoor Ijaz's statement be recorded in another country'

Akram Sheikh submits request to Supreme Court of Pakistan, asks that Ijaz's statement be recorded in another country.


Web Desk January 28, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Mansoor Ijaz’s lawyer, Akram Sheikh has filed a request to the Supreme Court of Pakistan asking that his client’s statement be recorded in another country, Express News reported on Saturday.

Ijaz, one of the central characters in the Memogate scandal, has been summoned by the parliamentary and judicial commissions investigating the case, and has twice refused to come to Pakistan despite assurances of proper security.

In the request, Sheikh says that Ijaz has a security threat if he comes to Pakistan and there is also the danger that he might be arrested on false charges or evidence might be taken away from him.

The judicial commission probing the scandal has also submitted a request to the court and has asked that it be given an extension to finish the investigation.

The commission has given Ijaz one last chance to present his version of events in person and in Pakistan, inviting him to appear on February 9. It categorically refused Ijaz’s application that he record his testimony at a location of his choice.

COMMENTS (26)

aid | 9 years ago | Reply DG ISI is not Mansoor Ejaz who has sent the memo through an intermediary to Admiral (R) Mike Mullen. DG ISI went to meet Mansoor Ejaz on his own. The evidence of DG ISI cannot be taken as the evidence of Mansoor Ejaz. The petitioner of Memo Scandal case in Pakistan is trying to divert the case just to score his numbers similar to Mansoor Ejaz’s lawyer Akram Sheikh who want the memo scandal commission to go out of the country and record the statement of Mansoor Ejaz. People of Pakistan will not accept the judgment of the Commission, if Mansoor Ejaz will not come to Pakistan and appear as a witness before the Commission and in Pakistan.
Khurshid | 9 years ago | Reply

Even after sending a panel of judges to record his statement, if he abstain from attending, who will bear the cost of these jolly-ride judges.

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