OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Lahore High Court Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday directed deputy attorney general to file reply after taking instruction from federal government and assist the court on a writ petition seeking to place the name of Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States of America, on the Exist Control List and initiate high treason proceedings against him. A citizen Iftikhar Rajpoot through his counsel Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree filed the petition and made respondents to cabinet secretary Nargis Sethi, opposition leader in national assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan, interior minister Rehman Malik and attorney general of Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq. Petitioner submitted that Mr Haqqani sent a derogatory letter to former US military chief Mike Mullen through a US-based Pakistani businessman Mansoor Ijaz against Pakistan army and Inter Services Intelligence. By doing this Mr. Haqqani had tarnished the image of country and its armed forces and made an attempt to pledge Pakistans sovereignty to America, petitioner added. He pleaded that Mr. Haqqani was holding dual nationality of Pakistan and US and he was also appointed as Pakistani ambassador in Sri Lanka against merit during Nawaz Sharif stint as prime minister. Barrister Jafree stated that Mr. Haqqani had wasted and minted huge money (5 million dollars) in unsuccessful defence of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in US Courts. In order to reveal the truth the lie detecting machine be applied on Mr. Haqqani and other politicians, Jafree further added. He requested the court to direct all the respondents to declare their all national and foreign assets along with affidavits. The petition is fixed before Justice Umar Ata Bandial.