Thursday, December 22, 2011
Army Chief Stands Firm On His Earlier Stance About Memogate
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has submitted his rejoinder to the Supreme Court, insisting that the‘memo is a reality’ and an attempt to lower the morale of Pakistan's armed forces.
Meanwhile, PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, and Ghaus Ali Shah also submitted their rejoinder to the SC.
Talking to media, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Maulvi Anwar ul Haq said that Kayani’s rejoinder had been submitted to the apex court.
AGP said that COAS stood firm on his old stance in the rejoinder. In an affidavit submitted in the court, Kayani said that all his earlier statements were based on facts and nothing had been kept hidden from the court.
According to AGP, army chief in his rejoinder said that memo issue was of national security and an attempt to lower the morale of army.
Anwar ul Haq said he had not yet received the affidavit and rejoinder of DG ISI Shuja Pasha. He, however, added that he was in contact with Pasha.
Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif in his rejoinder said that he had not sought stoppage of an inquiry being held by the parliament or administration, adding that in the same way parliament and administration could also not stop the court to play its constitutional role.
He said that his petition was maintainable under article 184 of the constitution.