Apr 04

Hussain Haqqani refuses to appear before Memo Commission

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani envoy to US, Husain Haqqani has refused to appear before memo commission Thursday on health grounds, Geo News reported.

Hussain Haqqani

According to the sources, Haqqani has filed plea in the Memo Commission in this regard.

Earlier, former ambassador had denied allegations leveled against him by Mansoor Ijaz in a statement submitted to the memo commission.

However Haqqani did admit to having a conversation with Mansoor Ijaz in May 2011, but claimed that the discussions during their conversation were different from what Ijaz had described.

On march 29, a 10-member special bench of the Supreme Court had extended the term of Memo Commission for six weeks.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry heard the petition filed by former ambassador Husain Haqqani seeking video link facility for recording his statement abroad and the request by the commission to extend the deadline.

The bench retained its previous order of summoning Husain Haqani on a four-day notice and accepted the former ambassador’s plea of keeping his letter to the CJ secret till the next hearing.

The court said the Registrar Office received the letter from Haqqani on March 28.