Former Defence Secretary was removed for refusing to sign document of Memogate scandal

Former Defence Secretary was removed for refusing to sign document of Memogate scandal
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ISLAMABAD: Former defense secretary Lt Gen (r) Naeem Khalid Lodhi has revealed that the then prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani removed him because of Memogate scandal.

 

Gillani wanted me to sign a document, he said.

 

Upon refusing, Lodhi said that he was given a warning of disturbing consequences.      

 

The former prime minister’s move had come amid tensions over an unsigned memo that sought US help in reining in Pakistan’s generals.

 

Earlier a document revealed that former prime minister Gillani had authorized Hussain Haqqani , former ambassador to the US, to issue visas to Americans without informing the departments concerned.

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