ISLAMABAD: Former ambassador Husain Haqqani has denied allegations leveled against him by Mansoor Ijaz in a statement submitted to the memo commission.
However Haqqani did admit to having a conversation with Mansoor Ijaz in May 2011, but claimed that the discussions during their conversation were different from what Ijaz had described.
His lawyer Sajid Tanoli submitted the reply to the commission here today.
The commission on Tuesday observed that Mansoor Ijaz has concluded his evidence while Hussain Haqqani has not carried out the admission or denial of documents despite being granted three opportunities.
However, in the interest of justice, a fourth and last opportunity was granted to Haqqani to complete the admission or denial of all documents produced by 5 pm London time (10 pm PST) on Wednesday.
In the event of a failure to admit or deny the said documents by the said date and time, it will be presumed that the same are admitted by Haqqani.
The Commission directed that the recording of evidence of Haqqani will commence on March 26 at 9:00 am (PST) in the premises of the Islamabad High Court.
In case Haqqani has any security concerns the same shall be conveyed to the Attorney General of Pakistan, who is directed to ensure that Haqqani is provided with complete security.