Why Pakistan may not succeed in bringing back Hussain Haqqani from US?

Why Pakistan may not succeed in bringing back Hussain Haqqani from US?

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency has intensified efforts to bring back former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani for which the authority is set to obtain red warrants.

The supreme court, a few days back had issued directives to bring Haqqani back to Pakistan. The former envoy, who is in the US, is the main accused in Memogate Scandal.

Following the Supreme Court’s directives, FIA has sought perpetual arrest warrants for Husain Haqqani, as such warrants would ease the procedure for obtaining red warrants.

The director general FIA Bashir Memon would be heading to Interpol headquarters in Paris to attend a moot where he is expected to secure red warrants for the former envoy.

A senior official of FIA disclosed that the DG, after attending the conference, would proceed to the United States in connection with the same issue.

The officer, who wished not be to named, said owing to US citizenship of Haqqani’s wife, he might also have been holding American nationality which could obstruct his extardition to Pakistan.

However, the DG FIA had assured the top court that a case would be registered in the US if Mr Haqqani refuses to return to Pakistan.

The senior FIA official said that according to the standard operating procedure, the authority needed an arrest warrant issued by the court and other relevant documents to get red warrants from Interpol, Dawn News reported.

The apex court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Husain Haqqani and gave a 30-day deadline to the authorities to bring him back after which no excuse would be accepted.

The top court had already directed Mr Haqqani to appear before the court in Memogate case but he did not show up.

The ‘memo’, which had shocked the civil-military corridors in 2011 was allegedly delivered to a high-ranking American official at Haqqani’s behest which had exposed the serious tension between the PPP government and the army led by Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani.