The Iron-smith (Lohar), Former Prime Minister Main Nawaz Sharif has served a powerful blow to the Gold-smith (Sunar / Zardar), President Asif Ali Zardari. As Sharif has succeeded in bringing Memogate Scandal under the spotlight again, this time in front of a larger bench of the Supreme Court.
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The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif, while providing evidence in the absence of his lawyer, said that Pakistani American Mansoor Ejaz has proved that the Memo was written after the approval of a "higher authority in Pakistan".
The Supreme Court gave the respondents in the Memogate Scandal case fifteen (15) days to submit their replies to the Apex Court. And a notice was issued in this regard by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who said that all parties named in the petition must present their evidence in order for the Memogate Scandal to be investigated. Justice Iftikhar noted that the case comes under the ambit of civil and criminal law.
The petition names thirteen (13) respondents including President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence.
The court also ordered to put Former Ambassador Hussain Haqqani's name on the Exit Control List, till the court’s decision is announced.
Pakistan Peoples Party's response was full of lame allegations against Supreme Court and showed their confusion and worried state of mind.
Indeed, hundred blows of a Gold-smith are comparable to just one blow of an Iron-smith.
Update 14th December: Mansoor Ejaz has submitted his reply to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Memogate Scandal, he has sent his reply via Email to the Apex Court.
In his Email, he sent details related to his interaction with Former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani — including Blackberry Messenges, SMS and Emails exchanged between Ejaz and Haqqani, Telephone Records that include received calls from Haqqani and calls that Ejaz had made.
He also enclosed a letter addressing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry that stated that he was ready to present himself to the court regardless of security concerns.
Update 15th December: Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha has tried to serve the Know-Out Blow at Hussain Haqqani as he tells the Supreme Court, in the Memogate Case, that he is satisfied with the evidence provided by Mansoor Ejaz.
Update 16th December: PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif is trying to "Hit two birds with one blow", as he filed a petition in the Memogate Case before the Supreme Court against Muhammad Maalick, the so called Informer of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Other persons in the petition are Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Wajid Shamsul Hasan and Group Editor The News Shaheen Sehbai, who is Muhammad Maalick's Boss.
Update 30th December: The Supreme Court has announced that the Petitions filed in the Memo Case are maintainable and ordered to form a Probe Commission for the Memogate Scandal.
Three Chief Justices of High Court and a Sessions Judge will be part of the Investigative Commission, the Supreme Court ordered, adding that it must complete the task within Four Weeks.
Update 10th February: The Memogate Commission, decided that Mansoor Ejaz’s statement will be recorded via Video Link from Pakistan High Commission in London.
The Head of the Commission, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Esa of Balochistan High Court said the Commission will carry out its proceedings in the Islamabad High Court while only the Commission’s Secretary will go to London in order to supervise and arrange the Video Link.