FIA registers case against Husain Haqqani for misuse of funds, authority

09:46 AM | 13 Mar, 2018
FIA registers case against Husain Haqqani for misuse of funds, authority
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ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency has filed a case against former Pakistan’s ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani for alleged misuse of authority and misappropriation of funds and criminal breach of trust.

Haqqani, who is also a prime suspect in the Memogate scandal, has been booked under Section 3,4, 409, 420, and 109 of Pakistan Penal Code following a probe conducted by the anti-corruption establishment, Dawn News reported.

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The FIR states the offences occurred at the Pakistan Embassy in the US. As the case has been registered, the FIA will take steps for issuance of red warrant against the suspect in order to bring him back to the country.

On Feb 15, the Supreme Court issued arrest warrants for Pakistan's former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani in the Memogate case.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar issued the warrants against the former envoy for violating the oath.

Memogate Case

The Memogate scandal surfaced in 2011 when Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz revealed that he had received a letter against Pakistan Army from Haqqani for the then-US joint chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen.

Following Ijaz's claims, a judicial commission was set up to probe the memo, which mentioned a possible military take over in Pakistan following the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US raid in Abbottabad.

In the memo, assistance was sought from the US to save the then government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) giving an impression that PPP government is Pro-US.

Later, the judicial commission found that the memo was written by the former ambassador and was authentic.

The matter was taken to the Supreme Court by then opposition leader Nawaz Sharif after which Haqqani had resigned as an envoy.