ISLAMABAD Former FIA Tariq Khosa on Saturday refused to head the commission formed by a nine-member special bench of the Supreme Court to investigate the memogate scandal. The court on Thursday had nominated Khosa as head of the commission to probe the affair that has already resulted in the ousting of former ambassador of Pakistan to US Husain Haqqani. The sources said that Khosa in a communication to the SC Registrar conveyed his unwillingness to head the commission. Khosa, who also served as Anti Narcotics Force head and Balochistan IGP, is a brother of SC judge Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Punjab Chief Secretary Nasir Khosa. Those who have worked with Khosa call him an upright man and an honest government officer. But, the day the commission was formed, PPP leader Babar Awan questioned the integrity of Khosa, claiming that his family was close to Nawaz Sharif and his party. He said Khosa was a brother of the Punjab chief secretary and a judge of the Supreme Court. Expressing distrust over nomination of Khosa, Babar asserted, in a press conference, that PPP didnt expect any justice from a person like Tariq Khosa. Everyone knows that one brother of Mr Khosa is a sitting SC judge and he is a relative to Justice Nasim Hassan Shah, former Chief Justice of Pakistan who had 'endorsed the hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa also joined the criticism by saying that they will only act upon the recommendations of the 'supreme body the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, which has been tasked by the PPP-led government to probe the memo issue. Governor Khosa stressed his party 'does not believe in the ruling about the formation of the commission and, therefore, there is no need for it to issue a reply to the Supreme Court. The SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, had ordered the Registrar Office to seek the consent of former FIA DG and, on his acceptance, handing over investigation of the issue to him, while all the relevant provincial and federal authorities were directed to extend full cooperation to him in collecting the evidence. However, the bench noted: In case Tariq Khosa declines to act as the Commission(er), he may inform the Registrar who shall place the matter in Chambers for passing of appropriate order for taking up the matter either in the court or holding proceedings in the Chambers. The former police officer was also given the freedom to associate with him any other sitting and/or retired officer of the police or any other technical person to collect evidence. The court had also allowed him to take assistance from any cyber crime expert and go abroad for the same purpose, if required. The court directed Pakistani missions abroad to share any information they had with them about the issue and that the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Defence would bear the expenses for commission member(s) foreign trips.