KOHAT: Former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani was nominated in FIRs lodged by three people in two police stations of Kohat on Sunday for delivering hate speeches and writing books and articles against armed forces and the sovereignty of Pakistan.

The three FIRs were registered in Cantonment and Bilitang police stations by Momin, Muhammad Asghar and Shamsul Haq.

The Bilitang police said that Mr Asghar stated in the FIR that Mr Haqqani was a “mentor of the Memogate scandal” and had issued visas to CIA and Indian agents while serving as Pakistani ambassador to the US.

Mr Asghar further alleged that Mr Haqqani maligned Pakistan in the books he wrote which proved that he was a traitor.

The sections of the Pakistan Penal Code applied by police in the FIRs are 120B (hatching a criminal conspiracy) and 121A (waging a war against Pakistan).

The complainants said that the former ambassador had caused irreparable loss to the country and defamed it.

A police official said that under due procedure, Mr Haqqani should surrender himself to them or he would be declared an absconder.

Mr Haqqani was criticised by parliament for his column in The Washington Post in which he had written that he had helped the US forces in eliminating Osama bin Laden when the government and the Inter-Services Intelligence had been kept in the dark about the secret operation.

Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2018