Pakistan Top Court Asks Haqqani to Return and Face Memogate

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned the details of Memogate 2011’s scandal on Monday.

While hearing a verdict related to the right to vote for overseas Pakistanis, Justice Nisar said that Hussain Haqqani should come back and face Memogate case.

During today’s hearing, the chief justice remarked that the purpose of the proceedings is to give the right of vote to overseas Pakistanis.

He added that there are some Pakistanis who promised the court to show up but did not return.

The Chief Justice asked if Haqqani will also be given a right to cast a vote. “Why don’t we issue him a notice and summon him to face the Memogate case,” the chief justice remarked. He then directed the registrar office to take out the Memogate case file and submit it to court.

Chairman NADRA told Supreme Court (SC) about their discussion with election commission over the voting right to overseas Pakistanis.

During the hearing, the court was pleased to hear from the NADRA chairman that software allowing overseas voting will be ready by April.

The CJ observed that the overseas Pakistanis are willing to fund the programme.

Chief justice also gave the remarks that Tehreek-e-Insaf always claims support for the Overseas Pakistanis, so why they did not raise the issue in the National Assembly.

SC adjourned the hearing for a month till the progress report on the software’s development submission by NADRA.


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