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Haqqani petitions SC to review order on memo panel

Husain Haqqani has petitioned the Supreme Court to review its order to form a judicial commission to investigate the alleged memo that sought US help to stave off a possible military takeover last year.



Islamabad: Pakistan`s former envoy to the
US, Husain Haqqani has petitioned the Supreme Court to review
its order to form a judicial commission to investigate the
alleged memo that sought US help to stave off a possible
military takeover last year.

Haqqani, who was forced to resign after the memo was made
public by Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, filed
the petition in the apex court through his lawyer Asma
Jahangir yesterday.

The petition also asked the court to review its order of
December 30 that declared several petitions seeking a probe
into the memo controversy as maintainable.

The apex court has set up a three-judge commission to
investigate the Memogate scandal in a month.

The petition challenged the apex court`s order to form
the commission on the basis of its jurisdiction and the
appointment of High Court judges to the commission.

Haqqani asked the apex court to stay the proceedings of
the judicial commission till the disposal of his review
petition, arguing that he would suffer "irreparable harm" if
the commission reached a conclusion while his petition was
pending.

He contended that the apex court had imposed restrictions
on his movements and appointed the judicial commission without
hearing him.

He asked the court to review its December 30 order since
the petitions declared maintainable were beyond the purview of
Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, which relates to the
fundamental rights of Pakistani citizens.

PTI

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