Zardari approved Osama operation: Ijaz

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    * Pak-American businessman says F-16 planes were ready to counter any operation but President Zardari advised General Kayani not to retaliate

    * Memo panel directs Haqqani to submit BlackBerry pin codes

    LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Mansoor Ijaz, a Pakistani-American businessman and star witness in memogate, has claimed that President Asif Ali Zardari had permitted the US authorities to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

    Talking to the media as he appeared before the memo commission via video link from London, he claimed that a telephonic conversation between Zardari and Kayani took place in which the president had asked the army chief not to stop US helicopters. Zardari had advised Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on the night of May 2 not to send F-16 aircraft to bring down US choppers carrying Navy SEALS who killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Ijaz said.

    However, Ijaz refused to answer a question by the memo commission that whether or not President Zardari had prior knowledge of the Abbottabad raid

    Defence lawyers have been cross-examining Ijaz since Thursday after he had recorded his statement before the judicial commission headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The commission directed former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani to remain available for cross-examination after March 15. The federal government and Husain Haqqani were directed to produce in writing the ownership of BlackBerry sets and their numbers from May 2011 to November 2011.

    They were further asked to produce the attested copies of the telephone bills and instructed their service provider to email a PDF copy of the bill directly to the commission and also provide a hard copy. The commission ordered Haqqani to furnish the PIN numbers of the BlackBerry sets that he has been using during the time period in question.

    The commission also asked Zahid Bukhari, the counsel for Haqqani, to remain present either in Islamabad or London as the commission will not accept his request for adjournment.

    It also ordered Raja Jawad Abbas, the commission secretary, to determine whether or not the forensic expert companies proposed by Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, Mustafa Ramday, had the capability to forensically verify the devices of Ijaz. The secretary was further directed to confirm the capabilities of the proposed companies whether or not they could confirm that a device had either been tempered or manipulated. With that it is also to inquire whether or not the companies could recover the deleted data. Mustafa Ramday had proposed the ‘OLGC Forensic’ and ‘System Technologies Consultant Ltd’, both London based companies. The commission will resume its proceedings from March 15. staff report/online


    F-16's against US forces..It only happens in Pakistan!...:laugh:

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