Pakistan SC tells Husain Haqqani to appear on 28th January

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday issued a fresh notice to former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to appear before it on January 28, when it will resume hearing a case related to an alleged memo that purportedly sought US help to stave off a feared military coup.

The court also issued notices to other respondents in the case, including the Inter-Services Intelligence agency and the Defence Ministry. Haqqani has not responded to several notices to appear in court, saying his life would be in danger if he returned to Pakistan
The apex court wants Haqqani to come to Pakistan to record a judicial statement.

During the last hearing of the case, the apex court had directed Haqqani’s lawyer Asma Jehangir to file a request with the Interior Secretary for providing security to her client.

A judicial commission set up by the apex court concluded in June that Haqqani was responsible for the mysterious memo, which was made public by controversial Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.

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