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SC issues arrest warrants of Hussain Haqqani in Memogate Scandal case

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): The Supreme Court issued on Thursday arrest warrants for the production of former ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Husain Haqqani in Memogate Scandal case.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is hearing the Memogate case against the US-based former envoy.

As the hearing of the case went under way, the three-member bench was informed by Federal Investigation Agency  Director General Bashir Memon that they have started the process to nab Haqqani, adding that they have written to Interpol to issue red warrants.

The Memogate scandal erupted in 2011 when Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz claimed to have received an ‘anti-army’ memo from Husain Haqqani, the then-Pakistan envoy in Washington DC, for US joint chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen.

At the last hearing of the case on February 8, the Supreme Court was assured by the additional attorney general  that all efforts will be made to bring back Haqqani.