Ex-Pakistan envoy to US denies memo link
Sunday, January 8, 2012
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's ex-envoy to the United States has formally denied any connection to a memo sent to Washington asking for its help in preventing a purported army coup.
Husain Haqqani stated a repetition of his frequent denials before a Supreme Court commission investigating the origin of memo. It convened for its first session Monday.
The probe could add to pressure on the shaky civilian government, especially if it states that President Asif Ali Zardari knew about the memo. He denies that.
Haqqani resigned over the memo under pressure from the powerful army, despite his denials of involvement.
Haqqani's lawyer Zhadi Bokhari briefed the media after Haqqani gave his testimony.
He said Haqqani swore under oath that he "didn't write the memo" or have any connection to it.