The President Asif Ali Zardari’s shaky administration will finding it hard to back their earlier claim that Husain Haqqani a very close friend of the president was in fact innocent in the issue of ‘memogate’ scandal and he was not authorized by the Asif Ali Zardari to send the memo which is considered by the majority of Pakistanis as an act of treason.
The main stream opposition parties has started calling for an independent investigation which can not be influenced by the federal government to establish who was behind the memogate which targeted the Pakistani nuclear programme, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan Army and sovereignty of Pakistan.
The Husain Haqqani was also suspected to be behind some controversial parts of the Kerry-Lugar Act and disputed issuance of visas to US spies against the recommendations of the Pakistani intelligence agencies.
Top newspapers in Pakistan has reported that officials of the Pakistani intelligence agencies held a meeting with the leadership of the opposition party (PML-N) Pakistan Muslim Leagueand share their concerns that PPP government is looking to make new appointments in the top echelons of the Pakistan Army, the Inter-Services Intelligence and Pakistani nuclear control authority, Strategic Plans Division as per United States requests.
These speculations stated garbing the attention of the opposition parties when Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani decided to place ISI under the control of the interior minister, a decision which he was forced to reversed due to the anger among the public over the issue.
The controversial memo called for direct intervention of United States against the Pakistan Army and ISI while promising the United States military forces a free hand to conduct military operations within Pakistan. The memo also included promises of a new framework for the Pakistani nuclear programme acceptable to the US.