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Pakistani President not to submit reply in memo case

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 16, IRNA -- Pakistani Attorney General, Maulvi Anwarul Haq, has said that President Asif Ali Zardari will not file his reply in memo gate scandal, a media report said on Friday.

Daily ?The Nation’ reported that Attorney general said that President is out of country and will decide the policy after his arrival to Pakistan.

Former Prime Minister and chief of a major political party Nawaz Sharif had moved the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry over leaked memo controversy.

The secret memorandum, allegedly routed through Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz to Mike Mullen, the former US military chief, sought US support to avert a military takeover following the killing of Osama bin Laden in May.

The memo said it was a golden opportunity after Osama operation to have a civilian control over the intelligence agencies.

The Supreme Court will begin the case hearing on Monday December 19th.

Earlier on Thursday, Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani and DG Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha submitted their statements in the court.

Three legal experts from the Army Head Quarters delivered the Army chief’s reply.

According to the federation’s three-page reply, which was submitted by the Attorney General of Pakistan, the president and prime minister have no link with the memo issue, further saying that all the political parties in parliament are members of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, which is independent to hold an inquiry into the matter.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30715116

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