- There were cases filed against him by the Ehtisab Bureau of Saif ur Rehman in 1999.
- Pakistan’s ambassador in the US Husain Haqqani, co-accused in Ms BB case of TV channels
Mr. Haqqani was out on bail by the Lahore High Court after 79 days in detention.
- The FIR in one of the case was quashed by the Sindh High Court
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States of America, Hussain Haqqani. – AP File Photo
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States of America, Hussain Haqqani never applied for any benefit under National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in any alleged case against him, said his lawyer Sohail Hassan Qaiser senior advocate of Akhtar Awan Law Associates.
Haqqani's lawyer stated that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) created by former President General Musharraf had never initiated any reference against Haqqani.
There however, were some cases filed against him by the Ehtisab Bureau of Saif ur Rehman in 1999.
Explaining the circumstances, Qaiser said that Haqqani had to go under physical torture in illegal custody. Later he was handed over to FIA after three days and in order to camouflage their act, three fabricated cases were filed against him. He was later released on bail by the Lahore High Court after 79 days in detention.
He further informed that FIR in one of the case was quashed by the Sindh High Court whereas the other case was dropped by the investigation agency after failing to find any evidence.
The third case that purportedly is on the list of cases dropped after the issuance of NRO (as reported in the media) had never reached the stage of prosecution during the last ten years as far Haqqani and his lawyers know and therefore there was no question of Haqqani requesting any relief under NRO.
'The investigation agency may have dropped the case on its own volition,' the lawyer added.
Haqqani will approach the competent forum to get his name cleared from a patently false case filed with the express motive of political victimization; the lawyer said and added that it was also under consideration to file cases against all those who were responsible for fabricating false cases against him. Haqqani never sought relief under NRO: lawyer, Friday, 20 Nov, 2009