Memo commission summons Rehman Malik

The memo commission on Tuesday summoned Minister of Interior, Rehman Malik to ask about his statements regarding the security of Mansoor Ijaz, Aaj news reported.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa-led three-member judicial commission, investigating the memo scandal, assaulted the statements of Prime Minister Gilani and Minister of Interior, Rehman Malik saying that they both should not talk to media.

“The commission has ordered the interior minister to appear before the commission today and explain his statements about Mansoor Ijaz’s security,” attorney general Maulvi Anwarul Haq told reporters.

The message had been conveyed to the minister, Rehman Malik, who was expected to appear before the judges later Tuesday.

Ijaz’s lawyer, Akram Sheikh, earlier told the commission that his client feared being barred from leaving the country if he comes to Pakistan.

In Tuesday’s hearing, the lawyer said, it would be clear whether any party wants to cross-examine former Ambassador Husain Haqqani. But above all, he said, the commission will hear arguments on the application of Ijaz’s counsel that his client could not come to Pakistan and the commission should take his testimony in London or Zurich.