Memogate scandal: Ijaz rubbishes Haqqani’s claim of contacting RIM

Haqqani's lawyer said letter was written to RIM to attain BlackBerry data in accordance with commission's orders.


Web Desk April 11, 2012

Mansoor Ijaz, a key respondent in the Memogate scandal, has questioned former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani’s claim of requesting Research In Motion (RIM) for his BlackBerry data.

Ijaz, in an email, claimed that to file a proper RIM waiver consent form, Haqqani needs to submit the PIN codes and the IMEI numbers of his BlackBerry phones, but Haqqani had told the judicial commission that he lost one of his phone, which is contradictory.

He added that it was impossible for RIM to give him data on the basis of his phone number and the company had “already stated that they do not generally keep record logs of communications between various PINs more than 3 months, and in extreme, not beyond six months.”

Earlier during the day, Haqqani’s lawyer Zahid Bukhari told Express News that Haqqani has sent a letter to RIM in order to receive his BlackBerry data. He added that the step was taken in accordance with the orders of the judicial commission probing the scandal.

“Haqqani has given complete authority to RIM to email the data either to Haqqani or to my email account, so I can present it to the commission after seeing it through. They have a law that they do not share their data with any third party whether it is a court or anyone else. Therefore, we have emailed the request according to the order,” said Bukhari.

The lawyer added that by writing to RIM, Haqqani wants to prove that he is ready to comply with all judicial orders.

He added that Haqqani’s lawyer in the Supreme Court Asma Jahangir will also request the court to look into the application filed by Haqqani to have his statement recorded via video link as his life is in danger. “Haqqani wants to record his statement at any cost.”

COMMENTS (20)

Diogenes | 9 years ago | Reply

If Mansoor Ijaz can be given the privilege of video link testimony due to a supposed fear of a threat to his life, why can't Hussain Haqqani?

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

The news starts with "Mansoor Ijaz, a key respondent in the Memogate scandal, has questioned former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani’s claim of requesting Research In Motion (RIM) for his BlackBerry data." When MI has questioned HH then the justices are sure to go with him. He is their only witness, without him there is no case. That is why they have ben begging and chasing him even overseas. In this case the prosecution, witness and judge are all on the same lines and need each other.

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