Supreme Court of Pakistan. – File Photo

ISLAMABD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and seven petitioners of PML-N including its chief Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday submitted their statements on oath (affidavit) for the hearing of memogate case in Supreme Court, DawnNews reported.

Reiterating his stand on the issue, Kayani wrote in his affidavit that memo was a reality and should be investigated thoroughly.

The COAS further wrote that the issue has affected the national sovereignty.

Sharif, in his affidavit, also wrote that the issue should be investigated because whatever said and written on the issue was all correct. The PML-N chief further said that he did not file the petition in SC under any political agenda.

On the other hand, initiating the formal investigation on the issue, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security demanded copies of statements  submitted by the COAS Kayani, DG ISI Gen. Shuja Pasha, US gen. James Jones, Hussain Haqqani, Mansoor Ijaz and the Federation in the apex court.

Briefing the media representatives after the meeting, chairman of the committee Senator Raza Rabbani said that the committee was entitled to call anyone it presumes necessary.

He said that the committee will continue probing the issue even after the hearing of the case in SC was completed.