Haqqani did write memo to US, says probe panel

Haqqani did write memo to US, says probe panel

A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, said a probe panel report submitted to the Supreme Court Tuesday.

The 'memogate' commission's report was submitted to a nine-member larger bench, reported Geo News. The report also said Haqqani was not loyal to his country as he was living abroad.

The Supreme Court-appointed commission probed Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's claim to have last year delivered a secret memo to then US joint chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen at the behest of Haqqani and the Pakistani government.

The memo said that Zardari feared a coup after Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed last May by US commandos. The existence of the memo triggered a scandal and cost Haqqani his job.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was constituted Monday after the commission submitted its report in a sealed envelope.  The alleged memo was real and was written by Haqqani who sought US support through the memo, Geo News reported, citing the report.

Haqqani was summoned to appear in the next hearing and the case was adjourned for two weeks.

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