American-Pakistani Businessman Mansoor Ijaz requested the Supreme Court (SC)-appointed Memogate Commission to record his statement abroad, as he is unable to come to Pakistan over serious threats to his security in Pakistan.

According to a private television channel, Ijaz’s counsel Akram Sheikh Advocate filed the plea which says the apex court has delegated the commission with powers to log statements abroad.

The petition says he is every other day being threatened that he will not be allowed to leave the country. It should be mentioned here that Federal Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik has previously said Ijaz’s name could be put on exit control list (ECL) if the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) recommends so.

“I am all the willing to come to Pakistan. And, through my evidences, the impression will be dispelled that I don’t want to come to Pakistan,” Ijaz said.