ISLAMABAD: Memo Commission’s report stated that the memorandum was real which was drafted by former ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Hussain Haqqani, the Supreme Court (SC) was told.
The sealed report presented by Memo Commission was read out to the apex court’s nine-member bench.
The report said the former ambassador was a functionary of government of Pakistan but, he was not loyal to the country, adding he used to elicit 2 million US dollars annually from the US government.
He does not like to live in Pakistan as his interests rest with the US and its government, the report notes adding none of his properties exists in Pakistan.
Haqqani forgot that he is an ambassador of Pakistan, it added.
“Hussain Haqqani is not loyal to Pakistan,” the report asserts adding he wanted to become the head of new security team.
The report said Hussain Haqqani violated the Constitution of Pakistan only to prove that the civil government in Islamabad is a friend to the US and can help the US in its non-proliferation efforts.
The bench directed the report should be issued to all the petitioners and the media.
The court issued orders to the former ambassador to appear before the court in the next hearing.
Directing the report be made public, the apex court adjourned the proceedings for two weeks.
The bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also comprises Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Tariq Parvez, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed.
The Memo Commission, completing its proceedings in five months and 10 days, presented its report in sealed covers to the apex court.
It is pertinent to note here that Supreme Court formed a three-member memo commission headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice, Justice Qazi Faiz Issa last year on December 30 to probe the memo scandal.
Ijaz accused the former ambassador Haqqani of approaching him to write a memo to the US official seeking support for the civilian government in the wake of Abbottabad raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
The commission, running 24 marathon sessions and recoding statements of scores of concerned persons including that of the prime character Mansoor Ijaz’s on video link, prepared the report.
The report incorporated over 300 evidences in it.
Meantime, the statement of the former ambassador Haqqani could not be recorded as he sought video link facility, like Ijaz on the pretext of security, which the commission didn’t accede. Later on, Haqqani despite repeated summons, refused to come to Pakistan.
According to the report, Haqqani told a foreign country that Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has ties with Taliban and that the agency’s Section-S works to liaise with them.
Haqqani assured the US of establishment of Pakistan’s new security team, the report revealed adding such an offer to a foreign country is wholly inappropriate. SAMAA
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