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Pakistani Court: Former Ambassador Authored Controversial Memo

By Jay Gory,    2012-06-12 10:17:26    

Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's former ambassador to the United States unquestionably authored a memo last year seeking U.S. help in reining in the military.
Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's former ambassador to the United States unquestionably authored a memo last year seeking U.S. help in reining in the military.

The court ruled Tuesday that Husain Haqqani wanted to make himself "indispensable to the Americans" and committed acts of disloyalty to Pakistan. It directed Haqqani to appear before the court in two weeks.

A judicial commission set up by the court released the findings of its more than six month probe. The panel found that in the memo, Haqqani wanted to lead a civilian national security team set up with U.S. help, questioned the security of the country's nuclear arsenal and said Pakistan's military intelligence agency maintained ties with the Taliban.

Haqqani told a Supreme Court commission in January that he had "no role in creating, drafting and/or delivering" the memo to Admiral Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military official at the time.

The former Pakistani ambassador also posted on Twitter Tuesday that the commission's findings "are political, not legal." Haqqani said his lawyers would challenge what he called the "one-sided proceedings."

The scandal heightened tensions between Pakistan's government and military. News by VOA News, continued here.
Jay Gory, The Cheers News

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