The Memogate Commission has finally put the entire debris of Pakistan’s worst ever diplomatic scandal on the head of the sacked envoy to US, Husain Haqqani, accusing him of authoring the confidential memo.
The Commission was established by the Supreme Court a few months back with a task to probe into the matter of a memo that was allegedly conveyed to the American army high-ups on the behalf of the Pakistani government.
Reportedly, the memo was aimed at seeking the US help to pre-empt the possibilities of a military take-over in Pakistan.
The gruesome scandal was unearthed by a Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz who claimed that Haqqani had requested him to convey the meomo to Admiral Mike Mullen.
The scam resulted in the dismissal of Haqqani from his long-held post as Pakistan envoy to America.
The Apex Court took serious notice of the issue and set up a larger bench to hear the case. Now, after the Commission’s report, the court has summoned Haqqani to come to Pakistan and face charges.
There are likely to be some stunning revelations with the Haqqani’s trial. Some of the notables of the civilian and the military leadership are likely to be involved in the matter as well.
The matter will also intensify the scuffle between the GHQ and President House. This does not augur well for Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ahead of the general elections that are in the offing.
The coming couple of months are going to be critical in this regard.