The Supreme Court (SC) has been approached to direct the federal government to immediately contact Interpol Services to arrest Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US in Memogate case.
The petitioner Shahid Orakzai has made this request to SC while referring to the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
In a supplementary petition filed in SC in connection to the memogate case, it has been pointed out that the plaintiff of the case, Nawaz Sharif has taken an oath as Prime Minister (PM) and two other affectees including Ishaq Dar and Abdul Qadir Baloch are now members of federal cabinet. The applicant Mamnoon Hussain is currently serving as the president of the country. Therefore, the federation should be ordered to register criminal case against Hussain Haqqani and direct the FIA to investigate the case and present a report thereof in the apex court within 30 days.
The petition pleads that a request be made to the president Mamnoon Hussain to activate armed forces to collect information on the secret contacts of Hussain Haqqani within the Pentagon state department and intelligence agencies of US following the Abbottabad attack.
The petitioner further said that the former ambassador of Pakistan to the US did not sit idle after sending memorandum to Admiral Michel Mullen but he kept on striving to achieve the targets set in memorandum. Therefore, the court has to see that what steps were taken by former president and prime minister which are linked to the memorandum’s targets.
Orakzai said that the president should direct the Inter Services Intelligent carry out a full length investigation under article 243 of the constitution as there is no evidence that the memorandum has been disposed off.The Chief Justice of Pakistan is aware of the fact that the federal government has constituted special court for the hearing of the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf. On the other side Hussain Haqqani is not ready to appear in the court but he is still a citizen of Pakistan and article 5 of the constitution is binding on him.