The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to all respondents in the Memogate case, including former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.
A nine-member bench of the SC will hear the case on July 12. The judicial commission probing the scandal had found Haqqani guilty of authoring the memo - the document delivered to US officials seeking assistance to overthrow the country’s top military brass.
Haqqani has denied the accusations on his Twitter account. The scandal had started when Ijaz claimed last year that he received a message from Haqqani to deliver the confidential memo to then US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, regarding a possible military takeover.
However, the commission exonerated President Asif Ali Zardari of any charges, saying that Ijaz could not provide evidence in this regard and had relied only on Haqqani’s statement that the latter was approved by the president.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2012.
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