Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as new US ambassador

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Blackwater, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Pakistan has appointed former information minister Sherry Rehman as the country's new ambassador to the US.

    Ms Rehman replaces Husain Haqqani, who resigned denying claims that he had sought US help against the army after the killing of Osama Bin Laden in May.

    The row has put ties between Pakistan's government and military under strain.

    Ms Rehman, a close ally of President Asif Ali Zardari, is a liberal who has faced death threats for backing changes to controversial blasphemy laws.

    "We have many challenges [in Pakistan]," she said after her appointment.

    "We have given many sacrifices. These sacrifices should not go waste. This blood should not go to waste and we have a firm resolve. We will plead our case everywhere with one voice."

    Pakistan is seen as crucial for Washington as it strives to end the conflict in Afghanistan following the death of Bin Laden during a secret US special forces raid.

    Ms Rehman's appointment surprised some observers, who expected the army to have a visible say in Mr Haqqani's successor.

    Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch said it suggested "the military has failed to assume complete control of Pakistan-US relations".

    Nonetheless, observers believe she will be more palatable to her country's military leaders than her predecessor. Correspondents say she is likely to be well received in Washington - the diplomatic posting is crucial to both Pakistan and Usa

    BBC News - Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as new US ambassador
     
  2.  
  3. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    3,273
    Location:
    Modindia
    Wasn't she kicked out for smoking on Camera in Pakistan???
    Perhaps she'll have more liberty in USA.
     
  4. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    pak land is the only country in the world where any tom ,dick and harry can become ambassador no need be from foreign service .:lol::lol::scared2::scared2::scared2:8)8)8)
     
  5. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    [​IMG]
     
    Dovah likes this.
  6. KS

    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    8,008
    Likes Received:
    5,718
    Location:
    irrelevant
    She not even smokes properly....just inhales, keeps in the mouth and exhales. Atleast that is how it looks from the video.
     
  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    If she is your girlfriend, call her darling in private. Don't come up with titles that drag the quality of the forum down.
     
    KS likes this.
  8. thakur_ritesh

    thakur_ritesh Administrator Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,434
    Likes Received:
    1,719
    Location:
    Land of the GODS - "Dev Bhomi".
    Sherry Rehman is a good choice. if she smokes a cigarette, how should that concern us?

    she was the person who introduced the bill on amending the infamous and draconian blasphemy law.

    she was given out a lot death threats, and was on the hit list of conservatives/extremists (which is what most of pakistanis are) and terrorists. post the threats she was largely confined to her home.

    no. it was under protest she resigned, and was not made to resign.

    Sherry Rehman resigns


    [​IMG]

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman resigned from her ministerial slot on Friday night to protest the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)’s blocking of a private TV channel without taking her into confidence, sources told Daily Times.

    Despite repeated attempts to contact her, Sherry was not available to confirm the news. However, sources close to the former minister insisted she had resigned as the federal minister for information and broadcasting.

    Separately, sources and a private news channel claimed that neither President Asif Ali Zardari nor Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had accepted Sherry’s resignation yet.

    Earlier, senior Pakistan People’s Party leader Mian Raza Rabbani resigned as Leader of the House in Senate and federal minister for inter-provincial coordination. zulfiqar ghuman

    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan
     
    Dovah likes this.
  9. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Not mine, but i think she is girlfriend of Zardari that's y, he made her out of the way the ambassador to USA. Mind it, she is not even from pak foreign service..
     
  10. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat

    Na, it does not affect us it was just on lighter note
     
  11. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    Don't distort thread titles. Much as you post nonsense in it, keep the title sober that someone actually opens it to see what's going on rather than just pass it as a kiddish thread.
     
  12. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    20,986
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Ok, but my point is valid. She does not belong to pak civil service or foreign service, still appointed as ambassador :confused::confused::confused:
     
  13. ejazr

    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,518
    Likes Received:
    1,378
    Location:
    Hyderabad and Sydney
    Sherry Rehman is a political appointment but this is only because both Zardari and the PA/ISI are happy with this appointment.

    Most people who can't see the internal dynamics in Pakistan fall for the same old trick that the PA/ISI loves spinning around in front of the International Public. Mainly that anyone devoutly religious is mad and crazy and the liberals are the PA/ISI officers who are the only ones who can bring stability to Pakistan and keep the crazy beardies in check.

    I am not saying that all liberals are anti-Indian, but my personal experience is that this tends to be the case. While those who are religiously devout or are less educated and simple-minded are more friendly partly because they might not have been brains washed with "Pakistan studies" in school.

    Coming to Sherry Rehman, she was heading a pro-army think tank called Jinnah Institute whose policy recommendation for Afghanistan was pretty much giving a free hand to Haqqani network and Taliban in Afghanistan using Pakistan as a go between. She has never criticised the military unlike Haqqani and will be pretty much like a puppet like Hina Rabbani Khar.

    Haqqani was a much more sincere well wisher for a civilian Pakistan than Sherry.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  14. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    3,273
    Location:
    Modindia
    +1

    Salmaan Taseer comes to mind.
     
  15. ejazr

    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,518
    Likes Received:
    1,378
    Location:
    Hyderabad and Sydney
    The Express Tribune



    Tribune Take: Sherry, in line with the establishment
    By Mahawish Rezvi
    Published: November 23, 2011

    In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the latest appointment of Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.

    Muhammad Ziauddin, executive editor The Express Tribune, says Rehman is a consensus candidate, one that is approved by ‘the powers that be’ in Pakistan; the executive, the establishment and the United States of America.

    The appointment comes after Husain Haqqani was asked to resign by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the wake of the Memogate scandal.

    Ziauddin says although Rehman is an experienced journalist who has received her political training by former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, she will be the inexperienced one amidst the powerful women in DC, namely US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao. However, back home he says the establishment should be pleased with Rehman’s representation of Pakistan.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
  16. ejazr

    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,518
    Likes Received:
    1,378
    Location:
    Hyderabad and Sydney
    Yes true, but what about Musharraf. To be fair, he did have a "secular policy" and a progressive agenda domestically. But that didn't mean that he would shy from using Islam as a tool to maintain the supremacy of the army/ISI as an institution within Pakistan. And from that flows what Foreign Policy they would have with India or Afghanistan.

    For now, I guess with India, even the PA/ISI is convinced of the need (temporary it may be) of improving relations with India including trade just to alleviate the pressure from the US.

    We should recognize that an ambassador with obvious military background or close to military establishment because it would be so obvious to the world what has happened. Using Sherry they are trying to deflect this view point, at least in the US and India. Its interesting to follow twitter feeds of Hussain Haqqani and others.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  17. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    I like Sherry.

    She is pretty.

    So is Hina Rabbani.

    They give Veena Malik a run for her money!
     
  18. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,195
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    coming to question of a ambassador what are other nation policies. i think UAS to appoints person who is not necessarily worked with usa foregin service
     

Share This Page