CJP summons Memogate file, asks whereabouts of Hussain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned details of the Memogate case on Monday while hearing a case related to the right to vote for overseas Pakistanis.

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Memogate scandal came to light in 2011, when Pakistani- American businessman Mansoor Ejaz claimed to have received a memo from Hussain Haqqani, the then Pakistan’s ambassador to United States in which he sought assistance from US government for the then incumbent government of Pakistan Peoples Party.

A judicial commission was constituted to probe the case. It concluded that the memo was authentic and authored by the former envoy.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif took the case to Supreme Court that led to the dismissal of Hussain Haqqani

During the hearing today, CJP said that Hussain Haqqani promised to appear in the court but, he didn’t come.

He remarked, “Why don’t we issue him a notice and summon him to face the Memogate case’’. He then directed the registrar office to take out the Memogate case file and submit it in court.

Earlier, during the hearing, chairman NADRA appraised the court that software allowing overseas voting will be ready by April to which CJP expressed his satisfaction.

The hearing was then adjourned for a month.

 

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