Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has admitted that the memogate scandal had raised questions over the government's authority in handling the state's affairs. In the interview with the BBC, Khar termed the allegations of President Asif Ali Zardari's involvement in the scandal as 'ridiculous'. She said the scandal would be investigated impartially and at the highest level so that all political parties and people could be satisfied. The minister further said that the controversy had created the feeling that the army was pulling the levers of power. "Sadly it does. I cannot deny that, and that's an unfortunate part that something as ludicrous as this could raise more questions. It doesn't take much to be able to raise those questions." Answering a question over who was in charge of the state's affairs, the civilian government or the military leadership, she replied that it was "an evolutionary process". "You cannot change things overnight. The army has had a larger-than-life role to play in Pakistan's history. However, you do have a democratic set up," she told the BBC. The foreign minister insisted that an inquiry announced by the government would be thorough, though critics doubt that. "The inquiry would be at the highest level, something which satisfies all parties, all people, all constituencies, who have raised concern about this entire issue. "And we would hope that this is where it should and will stop", Mrs Khar added. She refused to comment on whether or not the government was in talks with the Pakistan Taliban (TTP). The government has said it wants to hold negotiations with the Taliban in order to "give peace a chance". Mrs Khar said Pakistan could help in the search for peace in Afghanistan, but it had not brokered any more meetings between envoys of the Haqqani group - Afghan insurgents believed to operate in Pakistan's tribal belt - and US representatives. "Pakistan cannot guarantee anything," Mrs Khar said. "We can play a positive role, but it has to be at the request of the Afghans. If the Afghans distrust us, there's less space for us." She said she was not concerned about the fact that some in the US Congress wanted to cut off billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, if it failed to take military action against the Haqqanis. "No, I am not worried about that risk," she said. "We could do without it, and if the feeling in the US Congress is that we have done too much for Pakistan, the feeling in the Pakistani parliament is that you have done too less."