1. MEMOGATE

    Pakistan Panel: Haqqani 'Not Loyal'

    Pakistan's former ambassador to United States Husain Haqqani (C) waves as he exits the Supreme Court after meeting his lawyer Asma Jehangir, in Haqqani's defence in the secret memo scandal case, in Islamabad on December 22, 2011. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to probe the secret memo scandal in which Haqqani is alleged to approach the US authorities to stop the Pakistan Army from a possible action to throw the government out of power after the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Haqqani, who was forced to resign last month, denied any involvement but the court has already put restrictions on him leaving Pakistan. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A three-member judicial panel in Pakistan found that former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani was behind a memo sent to U.S. officials that sought their help in averting a military coup in Islamabad, according to reports out of Pakistan. Haqqani, who the panel said was "not loyal," could face treason charges as a result of the panel's findings. Haqqani has denied any involvement in what is known as "Memogate," and he tweeted that the panel's findings were "political, not legal." A Pakistani-American businessman, Mansoor Ijaz, claims he delivered the memo from Haqqani to U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen in May 2011, days after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.

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