‘Let Haqqani come out with truth on memogate’
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 12:22
  
Washington: Pakistani-American Businessman Mansoor Ijaz, whose revelations sparked a storm in Pakistan, has said that former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani should be allowed to speak "truth" about the "memogate" controversy, and be offered immunity from prosecution.

"Haqqani should be offered immunity from prosecution in Pakistan and simply tell the Pakistani people the truth about what he -- and his boss -- did.

"He will be seen as a hero for having the guts to call a spade a spade," Ijaz wrote in an opinion piece on the CNN website released Wednesday evening.

Ijaz in an opinion piece in The Financial Times, London had revealed that he delivered a secret memo to Admiral Mike Mullen, the then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The memo according to Ijaz was drafted by the then Pakistani Ambassador to US, Haqqani, on behalf of the Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari; both of whom have denied such a claim. Haqqani has since resigned pending an investigation on this issue.

"To some in Pakistan, the memo was the product of an honorable civil servant (Haqqani) attempting to save his boss's government from imminent demise at the hands of military men he had come to despise.

Ijaz in an opinion piece in The Financial Times, London had revealed that he delivered a secret memo to Admiral Mike Mullen, the then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The memo according to Ijaz was drafted by the then Pakistani Ambassador to US, Haqqani, on behalf of the Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari; both of whom have denied such a claim. Haqqani has since resigned pending an investigation on this issue.

"To some in Pakistan, the memo was the product of an honorable civil servant (Haqqani) attempting to save his boss's government from imminent demise at the hands of military men he had come to despise.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 12:20


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