Memo case: Haqqani to file plea against formation of judicial commission

Haqqani was forced to resign after Pak-US businessman Mansoor Ijaz made the memo public last year.

Written by Agencies | Islamabad | Published: January 4, 2012 10:09:47 pm

Pakistan’s former envoy to the US,Husain Haqqani,has decided to file a petition asking the Supreme Court to review its decision to form a commission to investigate the alleged memo that sought US help to prevent a military takeover in the country.

Haqqani,who was forced to resign after Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz made the memo public last year,has added more members to the legal team defending him in cases related to the memogate scandal.

Following a decision by Haqqani’s lawyer Asma Jahangir to not appear before the three-judge commission formed by the apex court,the former envoy has added Syed Zahid Bukhari,Idrees Ashraf and Sajid Tanoli to his legal team,Geo News channel reported.

Bokhari and Tanoli will represent Haqqani before the commission,which has been tasked by the Supreme Court to complete its probe in a month.

Ashraf and Jahangir will work on the review petition to be filed in the apex court.

Jahangir recently caused a stir in political and legal circles by saying she would not appear before the commission as she had no confidence in the panel formed by the apex court.

She alleged that the judges of the Supreme court were working under the influence of the security establishment.

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