The commission met here under the chairmanship of justice retired Javed Iqbal. Haqqani told the commission that he had been informed about the US raid when he was at Heathrow Airport on his way to Pakistan. He said that allegations of issuing thousands of visas to Americans were fabricated. Haqqani also denied charges of any complicity in the US raid.
He said that it was not easy job to be an ambassador to the US. Haqqani added that 55 percent American hated Pakistan. Haqqani said that he had protested the US raid and told them that it was violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
“The Americans held Pakistan responsible for Osama’s presence in the country, they also sought access to the family of slain al-Qaeda chief,” Haqqani told the commission. Haqqani said he had rebuffed the American’s allegations. He said the US had said presence of Osama in Pakistan was violation of UN charter.
“They told me that they have no intention to pardon Pakistan for Osama’s presence,” he said and added that the Americans also demanded that debris of Stealth helicopter that crashed during the operation be returned.