Pak government not at war with Army: Zardari

In the wake of memo scandal, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said that his government is not at war with the Army, judiciary.

Zeenews Bureau

Islamabad: In the wake of memo scandal, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his government is not "at war" with the Army and judiciary.

Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz claims to have delivered a memo to the then US military chief General Mike Mullen last May at the behest of the then Pakistan ambassador to US Husain Haqqani and the government to avert a likely military coup.

The incident being described as a `Memogate` or memo scandal is generating a lot of heat in Pakistan.

"We are not at war with the court. We are not at war with the military. There is no war," Zardari said in excerpts of an interview to Geo television which is to be broadcast today.

"You think it is a clash, but I say it is part of evolution. This clash will evolve and then simmer down."

Haqqani has denied the allegations. Earlier this week, the former envoy to the US told Britain`s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the charges were "false". He further expressed concerns about his safety, saying "there are clear security concerns given the hysteria generated against me".

The United States has urged Pakistan to treat Haqqani "in a way that is fair, that`s transparent".

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