The Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for Husain Haqqani

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former envoy Husain Haqqani.

The SC had directed Husain Haqqani to appear in the Memogate case but the latter failed to comply with the court orders.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked Interpol to issue a red warrant for Haqqani, Additional Attorney General Rana Waqar told the top court.

Subsequently, a committee had been constitueted to take up the issue with the relevant authorities in the United States, Waqar said, adding that it had done so.

Earlier today, AAG Rana Waqar told the bench that they had spoken to officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Interior Ministry, as well as the FIA chief regarding the matter.

Furthermore, he said that the FIA had approached Interpol and formally asked them to issue a red warrant.

The AAG told the bench that according to the standard operating procedure, the FIA needs an arrest warrant issued by the court.