Pakistan's former Ambassador tot he United States Hussain Haqqani.—File Photo

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, on Saturday requested the Supreme Court to record his statement in London, DawnNews reported.

In an application filed in the SC, the former ambassador pleads to the court to permit him to record his statement at the Pakistani High Commission in London, just as Mansoor Ijaz’s statement was recorded.

Haqqani has cited security concerns as his reason for the request, saying he fears his life would be in danger in Pakistan.

The memo commission probing the ‘memogate’ scandal had turned down an earlier request by the former ambassador to be allowed to record his testimony via video link had asked him to appear before it on March 26 in Islamabad. The commission had also advised Haqqani to refer his request to the SC.

The former ambassador, who is currently in London, was allowed by the commission to travel abroad on the condition that would return to the country within four days of him being summoned.