Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): The counsel of former Pakistani envoy Husain Haqqani, who was implicated in the memo gate scandal, has claimed that her client's life is in grave danger.
Haqqani has been found guilty by the Memo Commission of being the architect of the memo sent to former U.S. military chief Admiral Mike Mullen seeking U.S. intervention to avert a possible overthrow of the government by the military, reports The Dawn.
During the hearing by a nine-judge bench, headed by Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, petitioner Barrister Zafarullah said Haqqani was still in the U.S. and had not returned to Pakistan to appear before the bench despite being summoned.
My client has not said that he would not return to Pakistan but he has certain reservations, Jahangir said, adding that Haqqani's life would be in grave danger in the country.
Haqqani was being provided security when he was useful...we contacted the government regarding his security but have not been given a reply, she added.
Jahangir also read out a letter from Haqqani, which stated that sections of the media had portrayed him as a turncoat and that PTI chairman Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed had labelled him as a traitor of the country. (ANI)