Memo commission proposes 4 options to bring Haqqani to Pakistan

Options include: seize property, issuance of arrest warrant, filing of criminal case or hold him in contempt of court.


Web Desk April 06, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The commission probing into the Memogate scandal on Friday proposed four options to bring former ambassador to United States Husain Haqqani to Pakistan.

The commission resumed its meeting, headed by Justice Faiz Esa at the Islamabad High Court.

The four options included: seize his property in Pakistan, issuance of an arrest warrant, filing of a criminal case against him or hold him in contempt of court.

Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq proposed that Haqqani could also be brought back by the help of the Interior Ministry or InterPol.

Haqqani refuses to write consent letter to RIM

Haqqani's counsel Zahid Bukhari, prior to appearing before the commission said that his client will not write a consent letter to BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) to waive his right to privacy.

Speaking on the premises of Islamabad High Court, Bukhari said that he will request the commission to provide him the written order issued during Thursday's hearing, which had directed Haqqani to write a letter to RIM.

Bukhari said that his client will use this written order to consult his lawyers in the US after which he will decide whether to write a letter of consent waiving his right to privacy.

Earlier, Haqqani had submitted an application to the judicial commission, asking for his appearance to be excused at the Memogate scandal hearing on April 5 on medical grounds.

During Thursday's hearing, former director-general Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) Shuja Pasha had claimed that he had seen the 35 Blackberry messages (BBM) between Mansoor Ijaz and Haqqani during his meeting with the former. “I asked him to provide the evidence but he refused to do so,’’ he maintained.

COMMENTS (41)

Uza Syed | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ayesha Khan: "Pretty strange!"-----Not really, not over here where selective justice is part of national psyche and all and sundry including those sitting in judiciary have become victim of this malady.

syed abbas haider | 9 years ago | Reply

My Dear ex-ambassador! Get well soon & face the music please.

Love,

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