Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Abbottabad Commission summons Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: The commission investigating the US military raid, which killed Osama Bin Laden and his presence in the country, on Monday summoned the country’s former US ambassador Hussain Haqqani, who resigned this month, the commission said. Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad on May 2, the US unilateral action had sparked condemnation in the country. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had formed a five-member inquiry commission under a Supreme Court judge to investigate the US raid and the presence of the world’s most wanted man in Pakistan for years. The commission will interview Husain Haqqani in its meeting, on December 14, a commission statement said. Haqqani resigned this month after a Pakistani-American businessman said he had been asked by Haqqani to deliver a memo to the former US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen from President Asif Ali Zardari, seeking US help to stop a military coup after Osama’s death. Haqqani was summoned by Gilani and is now being investigated about the memo, which has created a political uproar in the country. online

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