Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif who has moved the Supreme Court on the memogate scandal filed on Thursday yet another application, calling for restrictions on Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador to the US, from leaving Pakistan.

“It is apprehended that either the former ambassador will flee the country or that he will be made to leave the country in order to frustrate the adjudication by this court for reasons based on malice, to say the least,” the two-page application said.

The application has been filed under the order 33 of the Supreme Court Rules of 1980.

It said the ambassador who had resigned from the post was a person central to and vital for purposes of a fair and just inquest.

The petition said the court should order Mr Haqqani not to leave Pakistan till the adjudication was concluded.

Two members of the National Assembly from Balochistan and a provincial minister filed a similar petition in the Supreme Court on the memogate scandal.