Memogate: SC says Memogate case maintainable

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: December 30, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday declared the Memogate case to be maintainable and formed a commission to probe into the scandal.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted a three-member commission which will be headed by Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Qazi Faiz Esa, while Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, Chief Justice Sindh High Court Musheer Alam and District and Sessions Judge Islamabad Raja Jawad Abbas would serve as members.

The court restrained former Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani from travelling abroad. The court also directed the commission to investigate the case within a period of four weeks.

The chief justice directed the registrar to put up in his chamber the replies of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for an order on holding of press conference by Dr Babar Awan.

Awan had earlier held a press conference along with two ministers of Pakistan Peoples Party and denounced the court’s order. In reply to which, the chief justice had termed the press conference as contemptuous. An appropriate order shall be given after a decision in the chamber, the chief justice added.


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