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Pak Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for ex US envoy

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistans today issued an for the country's former to the US after he failed to appear before it in the 'Memogate' case.

The case is based on a 'memo' which Haqqani, who currently lives in the US, allegedly gave to a high-ranking American in May 2011, seeking US help against possible military intervention.

denied any role in the 'memo' but a judicial commission in 2012 held him responsible.

A case was also launched at the against him and he was forced to quit as Pakistan's to the US.

left the country in January 3, 2013 after a commitment with the court that he would come back to face charges but never returned.

on February 1 set up a three-member bench to take up the case.

During todays hearing, he said that Haqqani had submitted an undertaking before leaving for the US that he would appear before the court but has failed.

A said that told the court that the (FIA) has asked to issue a red warrant against Haqqani.

He also informed the court that the FIA needs an issued by the court to proceed against Haqqani.

The bench accepted the plea and issued the against him.

It is however unlikely that he would return or handed over by the US authorities to

Haqqani said recently that he would not return to face the case.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:15 IST