Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 13 (ANI): Former Pakistan envoy to the United States (US) Husain Haqqani has rubbished the registration of case against him by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and has branded it as "politically motivated exercise."
"False charges have been filed in Pakistan against me six years after my resignation. These charges have been manufactured after Interpol turned down an earlier request by FIA, under instructions from Supreme Court, for a red corner notice against me for refusing to return to a country where I feel my life is under threat," Haqqani said, in a statement.
Haqqani underscored that he was confident that Interpol and others outside Pakistan will see the absolute lack of credibility in this "politically motivated exercise aimed at silencing a critic of the Pakistani state's wrong policies, including its support for jihadi terrorism."
However, Haqqani failed to comply with the court orders.
In late February, Pakistan's Supreme Court was informed that Interpol had not issued any warrant against the former ambassador to the US in response to a request by the Pakistan government and had raised certain queries instead.