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Memogate case: SC issues Hussain Haqqani’s arrest warrant

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani in the Memogate case.
Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stated that process regarding the issuance of a red warrant has been initiated.”A request has also been sent to Interpol regarding the issuance of a red warrant,” he stated.
Haqqani was implicated in the Memogate case when he allegedly had a memo delivered to Admiral Mike Mullen through Mansoor Ijaz. The memo had offered greater government cooperation in return for US backing against the powerful military in the immediate aftermath of the May 2 raid which led to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
Earlier, Haqqani had dismissed reports of the infamous Memogate case being reopened as a ‘political gimmick’ on part of the apex court.
The same bench on Thursday also ordered the arrest of former Evaquee Property Trust Board Chairman Asif Hashmi who is involved in corruption worth billions and fled the country. The bench asked FIA to arrest him in matters wherein bail had been not approved.Additional Attorney General Waqar Rana submitted a report suggesting ways to bring him back to Pakistan.