Haqqani to challenge Pak Memo Commission`s report

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:57

Islamabad: Minutes after a probe panel said that Husain Haqqani had written a memo that President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup, Pakistan`s former envoy to the US tweeted that this "will be challenged by my lawyers".

Haqqani tweeted: "One-sided proceedings of Commission that refused to hear me will be challenged by my lawyers."

A secret memo that Zardari feared a coup after Osama`s killing was "real" and was written by former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, said the probe panel report submitted to the Supreme Court Tuesday.

The `memogate` commission`s report was submitted to a nine-member larger bench, reported Geo News.

Just four minutes after that tweet, he wrote: "Those who endorsed military dictators & allowed them 2 amend constitution cannot judge my -or anyone else`s-patriotism."
Barely two minutes later, he tweeted: "Patriotism cannot be judged by those who bend over backwards 4 a foreign accuser but dont even hear Pakistani citizen`s version."

The probe commission report also said Haqqani was not loyal to his country as he was living abroad.
The Supreme Court-appointed commission probed Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz`s claim to have last year delivered a secret memo to then US joint chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen at the behest of Haqqani and the Pakistani government.

The memo said that Zardari feared a coup after Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed last May by US commandos. The existence of the memo triggered a scandal and cost Haqqani his job.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:55
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