I will record statement if any commission forms, says Hussain Haqqani

I will record statement if any commission forms, says Hussain Haqqani

Lahore (Web Desk): Pakistan’s former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani has said that he is ready to record his statement if any commission formed to investigate his recent claims that he made in an op-ed published by the Washington Post.

"Many commissions have been set up and a report also released, but until today the Supreme Court has not taken action on this report," Haqqani said while talking to a private TV channel’s programme.

"Someone sitting outside the country can stay there and give a statement. If a commission wants a statement from me, they should ask in writing... I will give a statement via video link," he said. However, he maintained that "nothing new has been said that must be denied."

Earlier, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif demanded a parliamentary commission to probe into Haqqani’s claims.

Former envoy had claimed that Pakistan allowed CIA operatives on its soil to track down the then Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Haqqani alleged that the civilian government led by the Pakistan People’s Party had given visas to the US spy agency operatives so that they could hunt for Osama bin Laden, and it eventually led to the OBL raid on May 2, 2011.

Haqqani in his no-holds-barred article added that the then civilian government had not informed the military over these developments.