SC directs FIA to submit report in memogate case

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday ordered Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to complete all legal formalities in Hussain Haqqani case within a week.

A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the memogate scandal case.

During the hearing, Additional Attorney General Waqar said the FIA had asked the Interpol to bring back Husasin Haqqani and certain queries in reply to the application.

He said the lobby of Hussain Haqqani had become active after the proceedings in the case that had begun and he wanted to brief the court in-camera over the issue. The chief justice remarked that no lobby could do anything and the people in the country should work fearlessly. Waqar also said when the court heard the matter, Haqqani and his lobby wold get active against Pakistan. He requested the bench to hear the matter in his chamber.

The chief justice  accepted the plea and asked the additional attorney general and petitioner to appear in his chamber this day. The chief justice made it clear that no lobby would have an influence on them. The court directed the FIA to register a case and submit its report within a week.