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Ijaz: Pak summons a ‘trap’

Islamabad, Jan. 23: American businessman and one of the main witnesses in the memo controversy, Mansoor Ijaz, has refused to visit Pakistan to record his statement before a judicial commission.

He described the move to get him to testify in court as a “well-orchestrated trap to hold him indefinitely” in the country. “It seems like a well-orchestrated trap to hold Mr Ijaz indefinitely in Pakistan after his deposition before the commission. Therefore, he has decided to request the commission to record his testimony in London or Zurich,” Ijaz’s lawyer Akram Sheikh said outside the Pakistan Supreme Court today.

Ijaz’s decision comes after the interior minister said his name could be put on the exit control list after he arrives in Pakistan. Sheikh said an official order is ready to summon the parliament to put his name on the list.

 
 
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