American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.—File Photo

LONDON: Mansoor Ijaz, the central character of the memogate scandal, has claimed that he holds details of President Asif Ali Zardari and his assassinated wife Benazir Bhutto’s bank accounts, DawnNews reported.

Talking to media representatives in London, the American businessman said that things might go bleak for President Zardari if Ijaz’s claims regarding the memo case was proven correct.

“I have documentary evidence to support my claims,” he said, claiming that he was putting his own life in danger by “revealing the truth”.

Ijaz alleged that the president was giving directing former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani’s actions during the entire memo fiasco. Ijaz also accused Zardari of being involved in money laundering, and said that the president “did not have the guts” to challenge these allegations.

A three-member commission, headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Issa and comprising Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman and Sindh High Court Chief Justice Musheer Alam as members, resumed proceedings of the memo case at Islamabad High Court on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, Ijaz and Haqqani came together under one roof at the Pakistan High Commission in London to record their testimonies in front of the judicial commission via a video link. The commission had directed both Haqqani and Ijaz’s counsels to conclude their cross-examinations within the next three days.

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