Islamabad: Pakistani-American businessman
Mansoor Ijaz on Thursday submitted his response to petitions filed
in the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the Memogate
scandal, saying he had handed over all the evidence available
with him to the ISI chief.
In his 81-page response, Ijaz gave details of his meeting
with ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha in London`s Park Lane Hotel
on October 22, when he had handed over all evidence related to
the alleged memo.
He said his meeting with Pasha began at 6:30 pm and
continued for four hours. Ijaz provided detailed notes and 31
captures of BlackBerry screens in his response.
He said the ISI chief had examined the data he provided
and expressed no doubts about their authenticity.
He further said Pasha told him he had came to London with
the permission of the army chief.
Ijaz also said he had met President Zardari in a hotel in
Washington in 2009 and that meeting was arranged by Pakistan`s
former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani.
So far, Ijaz and Haqqani are the only two of the 10
respondents who have filed their replies in the apex court.
The court has also sought responses from President Asif
Ali Zardari, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the ISI
Several petitions, including one from PML-N chief Nawaz
Sharif, have called on the apex court to probe the issue of an
alleged secret memo that sought US help to prevent a military
coup in Pakistan in the wake of the American raid that killed
Osama bin Laden in May.
Ijaz has claimed he wrote and delivered the memo to the
then US military chief on the instructions of Haqqani, a
charge denied by the former Ambassador.
The apex court has set up a commission to probe the
Meanwhile, media reports said Kayani and Pasha had
submitted their responses to the office of the Attorney
General and these were expected to be sent to the apex court