Not afraid of anyone, coming to unveil the truth: Ijaz
KARACHI: The central character of the memogate scandal Mansoor Ijaz in an interview referred to ‘threats’ that he said he was getting from certain quarters over his expected appearance and testimony before a judicial commission probing the issue.
“They are random. The email addresses and so forth. Several of them were very specific. One or two of them were more blunt and broad based,” Ijaz said in an interview with Indian television channel NDTV.
“For me it just doesn’t matter who’s behind them. They are not going to stop me from coming. They can do what they want. And I say very clearly to the government, to those in the government, to the Interior Minister, who has made a lot of different statements and, sort of, veiled threats, and things of that nature against me, against members of my family…all this stuff is just hullabaloo,” Ijaz said.
“I am coming. I am going to tell the truth. I am going to make sure that the people of Pakistan, finally, are able to hold their government accountable for the actions that they take in their name,” he added.
Ijaz is likely to visit Pakistan next week for his testimony before the commission appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the matter.
He was summoned by the commission on Jan 16 but did not appear before it due to reservations over his security.