ISLAMABAD:  Rejecting Husain Haqqani's plea seeking former ISI chief Lt-Gen (r) Ahmad Shuja Pasha to appear before commission as a witness in 'memogate', the judicial commission Thursday also refuse to accept his written explanation regarding the utilisation of secret diplomatic funds.The judicial commission resumed hearing on Thursday with Qazi Faez Esa in the chair at the Islamabad High Court. Syed Zahid Bokhari, the counsel for Hussein Haqqani, presented a written application seeking former ISI chief Lt-Gen (r) Ahmed Shuja Pasha to appear before commission as a witness. However, Justice Qazi Faez Esa rejected the plea. The judicial panel held an in-camera session during which two top officials of Foreign Office, director and deputy director, briefed the commission on the use of secret diplomatic funds by the former ambassador last year. The officials briefed the panel on the procedures and rules under which the high commissioners and ambassadors of Pakistan spend taxpayers’ money. Following the in-camera session, the proceedings were made open to media man who kept waiting outside the courtroom for hours. The commission expressed its lack of confidence over the written note submitted by Haqqani and remarked that he did not follow the rules and regulations. Zahid Bokhari requested the commission to provide video recording of its proceedings which the commission refused to hand over to him.  Akram Sheikh, who is the counsel of Mansoor Ijaz, opposed the request and said Haqqani was not following the proceedings and is blaming the courts.On Wednesday, through a comprehensive application to the commission submitted through his lawyers, the former envoy repeated his demand for 'equal treatment' with his accuser and responded to all the points raised during the panel’s last hearing. He also refuted propaganda against him, which, he said, was being undertaken to influence the commission and repeated his request that his statement be taken by a videoconference in the interest of justice. Haqqani has said that the commission had been transformed into an arena to prosecute and persecute him instead of its original purpose of finding facts about the memo sent by Mansoor Ijaz to US military commander Admiral Michael Mullen last year."Although the honourable commission was constituted to conduct an inquiry and it had been said at the outset that its proceedings would be inquisitorial in nature, it has been converted into a virtual prosecution against me without even the filing of a formal charge or registering a case," Haqqani said in the application."Questions pertaining to my citizenship based on nothing other than newspaper stories, most likely solicited and planted for this very purpose, is one example of the divergence of proceedings away from the original purpose of this inquiry," he added.