The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against the former ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Husain Haqqani, over 2011 Memogate scandal, Pakistan media reported.
Reacting to the arrested warrant, Haqqani said it was said that the highest court of Pakistan persists with such antics for local TV news coverage.
”Sad that highest court of Pakistan persists with such antics for local TV news coverage. Such political ‘warrants’ have not been honoured abroad in the past, won’t work now,” Haqqani said.
According to Geo News, the warrants for former Pakistan People’s Party leader were issued for violating his oath in which he had pledged to come back to face the trial, reported The News International.
During the hearing, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Bashir Memon told the court that a letter has been written to the Interpol in order to get a red warrant issued against Haqqani.
The Supreme Court had formed a three-member bench to hear the case which made headlines during the last stint of the PPP.
Haqqani was accused of seeking US action against Pakistan’s military through the so-called memo months after the US raid in Abbottabad in 2011 on Osama Bin Laden compound amid increasing rift between civilian and military leadership.