Ex defense secretary claims he was removed for Memogate
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.