Pakistan begins process to extradite Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to US, on embezzlement charges
The Interpol had refused to issue an arrest warrant against Hussain Haqqani, a prominent critic of Pakistan's military and political leadership, in January last year.
The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered Haqqani to appear in court within two weeks. Haqqani, meanwhile, tweeted: "Those who endorsed military dictators & allowed them 2 amend constitution cannot judge my -or anyone else's- patriotism."
After standing up to the Pakistan army, the country's civilian executive is now confronting the judiciary. Here's how it hopes to escape the negative consequences of its actions.
Pakistan's Supreme Court today gave the judicial commission investigating the memo issue two more months to complete its probe and said the panel would decide on American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's request to record his statement outside the country.
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the central figure in the memo scandal, said he would not visit Islamabad to depose before a judicial panel probing the matter fearing threat to life.
Controversial Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, who is at the centre of the memogate scandal was today issued one-year multiple entry visa for Pakistan.
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Pak Prime Minister to appear before Supreme Court on Thursday.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has rejected Pakistan's request for details of communications between former envoy Husain Haqqani and Mansoor Ijaz related to the memo scandal.
Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz today failed to make a scheduled appearance before a judicial commission investigating the memo scandal and sought time till 25 January to come to Pakistan.
The fate of Pakistan's beleaguered top leaders, including President Asif Ali Zardari, could be decided today when its embattled government appears before the Supreme Court, which is set to take up the memo scandal and high-profile graft cases.
The Pakistani government is appealing a Supreme Court decision to appoint an independent probe to investigate the memogate scandal.
Sources say the military establishment is fed up with Zardari and will resort to legal means to derail him, but the ruling party worries the apex court itself is in "the mood to manipulate things".
The stance taken by the ministry has heightened apprehensions of friction between the civilian government and the military over the Memogate scandal.