Haqqani sues Newsweek over Ijaz’s article
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani has sued US magazine Newsweek for publishing an article written by Mansoor Ijaz, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.
Haqqani has initiated a legal battle with the magazine by serving a notice which claims that the article has caused “irreparable damage” to his and President Asif Ali Zardari’s reputation.
The American businessman, in his article published on December 3, had disclosed that Zardari and Haqqani were aware of the May 02 raid in Abbottabad before the operation commenced.
The article further quoted Ijaz as saying that Haqqani assured him about the prior approval of the president ahead of delivering the controversial memo to Admiral Mike Mullen.
Analysts were raising questions over the step taken by Haqqani by suing the magazine and not the author of the article.