Memo Commission finds Hussain Haqqani Guilty
(Dunyanews) A report submitted in the Supreme Court by the judicial commission probing into memogate scandal confirmed the authenticity of the ‘memo’ and stated that former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani wrote the memo to Mansoor Ijaz.
A nine-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of Memogate scandal on Tuesday.
It was mentioned in the report that that Hussain Haqqani was not loyal to Pakistan as he had left the country and living abroad, adding that he has no property or bank balance in Pakistan.
The memo scandal was unearthed when Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz claimed last year of having received a message from Haqqani to deliver a confidential memo to US Admiral Mike Mullen, to avert a possible military takeover and promised concessions in return.
The report stated that being an ambassador, it did not suit Haqqani to give such assurances to a foreign country.
The Supreme Court has issued notices to all the respondents and also ordered Hussain Haqqani to appear before the bench in next hearing.
The case hearing has been adjourned for two weeks.
While responding to a report submitted in Supreme Court by the judicial commission probing memogate scandal, former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani said that those who endorsed military dictators and allowed them to amend constitution cannot judge his or anyone else s-patriotism.
Haqqani expressed his view on social networking website – Twitter – saying that his loyalty cannot be judged by those who bend over backwards for a foreign accuser but don’t even hear Pakistani citizen s version.
“Commission is not a court and those claiming it has determined guilt or innocence are wrong”, Haqqani added.
He said Memo Commission report has been used to distract attention from other embarrassing issues.
“One-sided proceedings of Commission that refused to hear me will be challenged by my lawyers”, Haqqani asserted.