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Haqqani's spokesman denies claims of Ijaz's counsel

22 May, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani's spokesman on Monday denied a statement of Akram Shiekh, the counsel for Mansoor Ijaz, about the use of secret funds to cover up the memo issue.

Responding to the allegations carried by some sections of the media, where Sheikh alleged that a Pakistani embassy provided funds to Harlan Ullman and David Frum for damage control after the memo controversy hit the headlines, the spokesman said, "The claims were baseless and preposterous, for which no proof was offered.

In any case, Haqqani had no access to the embassy's banned accounts after his resignation in November, while there was no controversy before then." Such claims to defame the US citizens who had time and again demonstrated goodwill for the country was a shameless exercise by some individuals who were bent upon perpetuating their agenda of targeting democracy, the spokesman added.

"It is unfortunate that the memo commission continued to allow such statements, which were jut gimmicks to grab the attention of the media, to be given during the proceedings. Akram Sheikh and his client were time and again allowed such freedoms," the spokesman said.

The decision by Haqqani to dissociate from the memo commission's proceedings was prompted, besides many other legal and technical issues, by many such allowances by the commission to Ijaz and his attorney, Haqqani's spokesman said.


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