Haqqani’s views vindicate stance of state institution: DG ISPR

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Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi

Pakistan army says that views of former ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani published in a mainstream US newspaper especially his account on issue of visas to CIA operatives had vindicated the stance of Pakistan’s state institutions.
In his first reaction to Haqqani’s article, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the veracity of concerns about Haqqani’s role in the entire issue also stands confirmed.
ISPR Director General said that the role of Husain Haqqani in visa issuance had been confirmed.
Major General Asif Ghafoor shared a tweet saying, “Views of Hussain Haqqani’s publication in a mainstream US newspaper especially his account on issue of visas vindicate stance of Pak s state institutions. The veracity of concerns about his role in the entire issue also stands confirmed.”
Inter-Services Public Relations DG said that the role of Pakistan’s institutions in visa issuance matter stood vindicated, adding that the involvement of Husain Haqqani in issuing visas to US spies for Abbottabad operation had now been confirmed.
The Inter-Services Public Relations on Wednesday stated that the claims made by Hussain Haqqani, regarding the issuance of diplomatic visas in a recent oped in an American news publication “vindicate [the] stance of Pakistan’s state institutions”.
DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, who tweeted the ISPR’s concise statement on the matter, seemed to be making a reference to the Memogate scandal. Memogate had made national headlines in 2011, when Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz claimed to have received a message from Haqqani to deliver a confidential memo to the then US Admiral Mike Mullen.

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