Asma quit as Haqqani’s Council

ISLAMABAD: Renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir on Sunday refused to continue acting as former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani’s counsel in the memogate case. Asma Jahangir said that she did not trust the commission formed by the Supreme Court to investigate the memo-scandal, blaming that the Supreme Court judges were under the establishment’s influence. Asma further said that Hussain Haqqani feared the powerful spy agencies may force him into giving a statement. This fear was the reason behind the former ambassador’s stay at the prime minister’s house, she said. Moreover, she said that the Supreme Court’s decision on the memogate petition was a victory for the country’s establishment. The law was being used to transform the country into a ‘security state’, she said.