Memo Commission adjourns hearing

March 29, 2012


The deadline on 30th March for expiry of the memo commission was extended for six weeks.           — Dawn (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Hearing of the Supreme Court’s memo commission began on Thursday, under a 10 member-bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, DawnNews reported.

The commission today, reviewed the request of Pakistan's former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani,  seeking to record his statement via video link and adjourned the hearing of the memo commission for six weeks

The Attorney General of Pakistan confirmed the adjournment decision of the memo commission.

The commission also ordered Husain Haqqani to abide by its decision of returning back to the country within four days, while accepting his plea to keep his letter to the Chief Justice confidential, until the next hearing.

Haqqani’s lawyer claimed that his client has no objections to the adjournment of the hearing memo commission.

Moreover, the SC extended the commission's term, which was to expire on March 30, for another six weeks.

March 30 will be the second deadline that will be missed by the commission to complete its inquiry on the secret memorandum allegedly written by Mr Haqqani to former US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen to preempt an army takeover in the country.

On Jan 30, the Supreme Court had allowed the three-judge commission headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa to take two months in addition to the 30 days initially given to it to complete the inquiry. The extension was given on an application by the commission’s secretary.