Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif on Wednesday referred to as for a parliamentary fee to research claims made by Hussain Haqqani in a March 10 op-ed revealed by the Washington Publish.
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The Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) seconded the proposal; the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) additionally agreed, including that the Memogate Fee’s report can also be made public.
Noting that there had been appreciable debate in Parliament on Haqqani’s op-ed over the previous few days, Asif recalled that the previous ambassador to the US had left the nation on the promise that he would return, however by no means did.
“Haqqani wrote about Osama Bin Ladin’s demise and levied allegations relating to two individuals on extraordinarily necessary posts on the time,” Asif famous.
“I might recommend that a parliamentary fee be shaped on the matter and an open inquiry carried out,” he added.
Asif steered that the defence ministry current all of the details of the case and its insurance policies relating to the matter in the course of the time the Memogate scandal broke.
“The difficulty is a matter of nationwide safety and must be mentioned with the media current,” Asif added.
Speaking about Haqqani’s allegations, Asif stated, “This isn’t the primary time Haqqani has focused our nationwide safety; nevertheless, it’s the first time that he has named Asif Ali Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gilani in such a case,” Asif added.
He famous that opposition chief Khursheed Shah had termed Hussain Haqqani a traitor, however stated he was making an attempt to dodge duty by doing so.
In the course of the debate, Asif additionally dismissed rumours that a Pakistan Military brigade was being posted to defend Saudi Arabia’s borders.
He clarified that almost a thousand military officers had been posted in Saudi Arabia, however most of them have been ‘docs and engineers’.
He additionally made it clear that Pakistan had a transparent coverage to not intrude in issues regarding Yemen.
Responding to the defence minister’s allegations, Khursheed Shah retorted that his social gathering has no issues with the formation of a parliamentary fee, however the prime minister also needs to be current whereas the probe is carried out.
The fee also needs to decide who referred to as Osama Bin Ladin to Pakistan within the first place, who facilitated him, and who requested him for assist, Shah added.
PML-N chief Zafar Ali Shah petitionend the Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday urging it to provoke a treason trial towards former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, together with Hussain Haqqani.
The federal ministers for inside, defence and regulation have been made events to the petition, which additionally requested for the names of Zardari and Gilani to be placed on the Exit Management Record.
The petitioner said that, in his capability because the supreme commander of the army forces, Zardari had accredited the US navy seals’ raid in Abbottabad targetting Osama bin Laden and permitted the issuance of visas to Central Intelligence Company (CIA) officers.
Shah in his petition additional said that the courtroom should compel the inside and regulation ministers to convey Haqqani again to Pakistan.
Furthermore, it additionally referred to as on the federal authorities to make the report of the Abbottabad Fee public and supply particulars on all visas issued to People by Haqqani.
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