Pak to approach Interpol for probe into ‘memogate’
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Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 20:49
  
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday said it will approach Interpol for further probe into the affairs of 'memogate' key figure Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, and asked the US to take action against him for violating American laws and making false statements about its raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Referring to Ijaz statements in a magazine article that Pakistan's top leadership and the former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani had prior knowledge of the May 2 raid that killed bin Laden, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the US had admitted that the Pakistan government and Haqqani were not aware about the covert action.

"So, the US must take action against Mansoor Ijaz for passing false statements", he told reporters after chairing a meeting at the Interior Ministry this afternoon.

"Pakistan has always been asked to do more but it is time for the US to take action against the person who is violating its laws by misguiding the international community," Malik said.

He also said Ijaz has repeatedly changed his stance on the 'memogate' issue.

All information related to Ijaz has been collected and Pakistan will approach Interpol for further investigation, he said.

He suggested the main opposition PML-N should approach the Supreme Court regarding Ijaz's action and the government will extend its support in this regard.

Ijaz recently made public a secret memo that was sent to the US military after bin Laden was killed in May.

PTI


First Published: Monday, December 05, 2011, 20:49


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