What is Memo Gate (Memogate) Scandle in Pakistan?
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Memo Gate Scandal and Hussain Haqqani
Memo Gate scandal is on the front page headlines of the Pakistani newspapers since couple of weeks. Memo gate scandal in Pakistan refers to the alleged letter send to the American high command by Pakistani Ambassador in America – Hussain Haqqani, who has attained popularity as an American Envoy in America, who is getting all the privilege from Pakistan. Hussain Haqqani is known for protecting the contingent interests of American in Pakistan by issuing Visas to Ramond Davis like CIA Agents and using other tactics to destabilize Pakistan. Anyhow, now Hussain Haqqani has resigned and Government has ensured the parliament to constitute a committee to investigate this Memo Gate Scandal. No double the Government will try its level best to protect Hussain Haqqani, who was enjoying the most privileged government seat after Prime Minister-ship, as is said by some Senior Journalists. The Government will scarifies Hussain Haqqani only when their own government will be at stake. Memo Gate scandal is in fact the toughest challenge ever faced by the Government of Pakistan which has earned the reputation of the most corrupt government ever in the history of Pakistan.
The Opposition has also gone in Supreme Court for constitution of Judiciary Committee to probe the matter of Memo Gate.
In the letter, which is referred as Memo Gate Scandal, refuge of America was sought by the Civil Government against the Military Establishment of Pakistan and in turn, the Government of Pakistan ensured the US Government to allow them whatever they want. They would have more liberty to act. More than what they are enjoying now. They would have access to the nuclear installations of Pakistan and so on.
Anyhow, what does Memo Gate Scandal means and why the letter sent by Hussain Haqqani is named as Memo Gate Scandal?, are the questions, answer of which very few knows.
The Term Memo gate Scandal was first used in respect of documents claimed by the CBS to be related to President George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard in 1972–73. These documents were critical for the upcoming elections in George W. Bush was also a candidate. However, CBS could not produce sanctity of these documents.
In this context, could it be possible that the letter written to the Americans by Hussain Haqqani could be proved as forged or at least the prosecution would not be able to prove that the documents were from Hussain Haqqani. However, one should be forget that in the George W. Bush’s Memo Gate Scandal all the documents related to 1972-73 and, reportedly, the original documents were burnt. However, in the case of Hussain Haqqan all the data of Blackberries and Laptop of Hussain Haqqani and Mansoor Ijaz could be traced in minutes and reported has been traced by Pakistani Agencies. Hence, if it is actually done, there could hardly be any chances of escape for Hussain Haqanni.