Tribune Take: With new civil-military deal, Memogate fizzles out

At this point Mansoor Ijaz's testimony is highly unlikely, says The Express Tribune reporter.

Mahawish Rezvi January 30, 2012

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the latest from the ongoing memogate scandal where the Supreme Court has extended the Memogate commission’s deadline for two more months as Mansoor Ijaz failed to appear before the commission to record his statements.

Kamran Yousaf, Senior Reporter for The Express Tribune in Islamabad, says that this scandal has fizzled out since the military and civilian leadership have struck a deal to rebuild ties.

He says that at this point Mansoor Ijaz's testimony is highly unlikely, bringing this whole memogate scandal to an end soon.

Given that the court has now removed travel restrictions on former US ambassador Husain Haqqani, Yousaf says the general feeling around Islamabad is that once Haqqani leaves the country he is not likely to return any time soon.

Read Kamran Yousaf’s articles here.

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Musleh Rezvi | 11 years ago | Reply

Amazing development & twist in Memogate saga that can only happen in Pakistan. Haqqani was sort of in house arrest at the Presidency & PM-House but now that he flew out of the cuckoo's nest US is congratulating Pakistan for showing the magnanimity of letting Haqqani go.

dost | 11 years ago | Reply percentage (%) agents can only make deals, nothing more...
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