Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday rejected Asma Jahangir petition’s, seeking exemption for his client Hussain Haqqani –former ambassador to United States — in memogate case.
The apex court has given final deadline to Haqqani to appear before it within three weeks.
A nine-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of the memo case.
During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that Haqqani had promised the court that he would return within four weeks. “Hussain Haqqani should respect his testimony before the court,” the CJ added.
The court gave final deadline to Haqqani and ordered him to appear before the bench within two weeks.
The bench said that there was a democracy in the country and steps taken by the government to provide security to the former ambassador were appreciable.
The court said that it had several options including the cancellation of Haqqani’s passport if he did not return.
Moreover, the bench also ordered to send the copy of the court’s order to the country’s embassy in US.
Subsequently, the bench adjourned the hearing of the case for two weeks.