Hussain Haqqani
-Hussain Haqqani-File Photo

ISLAMABAD: A judicial commission hearing the memo affair has given a last chance to  former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani to appear before it on the next hearing, DawnNews reported.

The commission led by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa resumed its proceedings at the Islamabad High Court here on Thursday.

While expressing his concerns over government's performance, Isa said that the performance is embarrassment to the nation.

"Our tolerance should not be considered as our weakness,"  he added.

The commission also came hard on prominent lawyer Asma Jehangir for her statements and questioned her official capacity of giving 'controversial statements.

The commission warned Jehangir of disqualification if she continued commenting on the memo commission.

Earlier, Jehangir had said that the commission should tell whether it needs Haqqani’s life or his statement.  She said the commission is showing double standards.

Commenting on concerns shown by Haqqani over his life in Pakistan, Isa said that it was a blow on government’s face and it unveils its incompetency.

Earlier, Former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani agreed to waive privacy rights to his BlackBerry handsets allegedly used for communicating the controversial memorandum seeking American help to pre-empt a military coup in Pakistan.

The commission has adjourned its proceedings till April 26.

Opinion

Sub judice rule
18 Sep 2021

Sub judice rule

It is time this objection, sub judice, is laid to rest.
The Black Caps folly
Updated 18 Sep 2021

The Black Caps folly

There is so much wrong — and worrying — about the entire sorry episode of New Zealand backing out of Pakistan tour.
CT NAP revisited
Updated 18 Sep 2021

CT NAP revisited

A policy of appeasement towards extremists has undermined the state’s writ.
Pathways for reform
Updated 17 Sep 2021

Pathways for reform

Even now the government has said they are listening, but they have not said how they are listening.

Editorial

Blinken’s remarks
Updated 18 Sep 2021

Blinken’s remarks

The US establishment cannot scapegoat Pakistan for two decades of bad policy in Afghanistan.
18 Sep 2021

Worrying survey

THE findings of the Labour Force Survey 2018-19 indicate that some important headline trends have already taken or...
18 Sep 2021

Special needs

THE fact that only 3,653 children with special needs, out of some 300,000 in Sindh, are registered with the...
TTP amnesty?
Updated 17 Sep 2021

TTP amnesty?

An amnesty should be for some individuals, not the entire outfit.
17 Sep 2021

Media regulation

THE needless controversy over media regulation may finally be heading for a resolution. In a meeting with ...
17 Sep 2021

Refusing audit

THE continuous resistance put up by several public-sector organisations to submitting their accounts for audit by ...