ISLAMABAD: Erstwhile envoy to US, Husain Haqqani has finally taken off for Abu Dhabi, Geo News reported.

Earlier, he arrived at the airport after Supreme Court lifted travel restrictions imposed on a former diplomat, in a fresh sign that a probe into a major scandal threatening the president is running out of steam.

Haqqani did not talk to media at the airport.

His flight out of Pakistan suffered an hourís delay

After staying in Abu Dhabi for a while, he will jet to Washington, USA.