The Judicial Commission probing the Memo Issue on Wednesday recorded the initial testimony of Mansoor Ijaz via video link at Pakistan High Commission in London and adjourned its further proceedings till Thursday.
The commission also directed Ijaz to produce correspondence between Research in Motions Company (RIM) and him about the waving of privacy right for retrieving data of Black Berry messages (BBMS).
The commission headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Issa and comprising Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman and Sindh High Court Chief Justice Musheer Alam, conducted the proceedings of the memo issue at Islamabad High Court.
During proceedings, Ijaz told the commission about the memo that how it was conveyed to him and sent to former National Security Advisor of United States, General James Jones.
He also showed his black berry set which was used in the conversation between Haqqani and him (Mansoor). Mansoor Ijaz told the commission that according to his understanding RIM used to remove data of BBMS after every three months and data would not be available even after authorization.
However, Attorney General for Pakistan, Molvi Anwarul Haq apprised the commission that without verification of forensic expert the evidence of electronic devices is not admissible under the law of evidence.
He also informed the commission that Canadian Blackberry Company Research in Motions (RIM), has refused to provide details of communication between Mansoor Ijaz and Hussain Haqqani.
The Commission would hear the applications of Zahid Hussain Bokhari Counsel for Husain Haqqani on Thursday regarding cross examination of Mansoor’s testimony in London and forensic verification of evidences.
It is pertinent to mention here that Secretary Memo Commission Raja Jawad Abbas was present at Pakistan High Commission in London and verified every document which was produced by Mansoor Ijaz during the proceedings.