ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday formed a nine-member bench headed by CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to hear the memo case from today (Tuesday).
The move came after the judicial probe commission submitted its report. The memo commission secretary, session judge Jawwad Abbas, submitted the sealed probe report at the office of the Supreme Court.
The Registrar office also issued notices to the petitioners through their counsel and the attorney general. The three-member memo commission headed by Justice Qazi Faiz Isa was set up last year in December on the orders of the apex court. The commission was asked to probe into the scandal that came to the fore after some serious allegations were made against the former Pakistan ambassador, Husain Haqqani by a US citizen Mansoor Ijaz. Ijaz alleged that former ambassador Husain Haqqani had asked him to write a memo to the US official seeking support for the civilian government after the Abbottabad raid.
The commission held 24 marathon sessions recoding statements of scores of concerned persons including that of the prime character Mansoor Ijaz, on video link, while the statement of Husain Haqqani could not be recorded as he like Ijaz on the pretext of security demanded video link facility, which the commission didn’t accede.
And thereafter, Haqqani refused to come to Pakistan despite repeated summons.