Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former ambassador to the U.S., was found guilty by a commission probing allegations that the diplomat, on behalf of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, sought help of the government of the United States in ousting Islamabad's military leadership, national media reported Tuesday.
In a scandal that erupted last year, Haqqani was accused of asking Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz to pass on a memo calling for U.S. help in deposing the military government. This claim was rejected by Haqqani and Zardari.
The three-judge commission which investigated the claims found that the memo was real and was written by Haqqani. The commission also stated that Haqqani was not loyal to Pakistan as he had left the country and living abroad, said a Pakistani Geo TV report.
The commission submitted a report to the Supreme Court Monday. The nine-judge apex court bench has summoned Haqqani to appear before the court in the next hearing scheduled to be held two weeks later.
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