ISLAMABAD - A three-member judicial commission probing the memogate controversy has issued notices to all the petitioners and respondents including Husain Haqqani and Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, directing them to appear before the commission on April 5.

“The judicial commission has sent notices to counsels of all the parties including Husain Haqqani and Yasin Malik. The commission is expected to start questioning Yasin Malik,” an official of judicial commission told TheNation on Saturday.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court granted another six weeks to the judicial commission to complete its probe into the memo issue.

The court also put off the request of former ambassador Husain Haqqani for recording his statement abroad.

But the court ordered that till a decision on this application, its previous order requiring Haqqani to return to appear before the commission on four-day notice will remain intact.

A 10-member special bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, had conducted the proceedings on the application of the commission, seeking extension to the deadline ended on March 31. The acting secretary of the commission appealed to the court to extend the time.