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Ex defense secretary claims he was removed for Memogate

Ex defense secretary claims he was removed for Memogate
March 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former defense secretary Lt Gen (r) Naeem Khalid Lodhi has revealed that the then prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani removed him because of Memogate scandal.

 

Gillani wanted me to sign a document, he said.

 

Upon refusing, Lodhi said that he was given a warning of disturbing consequences.      

 

The former prime minister’s move had come amid tensions over an unsigned memo that sought US help in reining in Pakistan’s generals.

 

Earlier a document obtained by 92 News revealed that former prime minister Gillani had authorized Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to the US, to issue visas to Americans without informing the departments concerned.

 

Read more: Gillani authorized Haqqani to issue visas to Americans: Document