Pakistan: Memo-gate Scandal Fallout

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  1. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Pak Ambassador to USA resign

    According to news sources Pak ambassador Hussian haaqani, who is american citizen ,resigned from his post

    He is the best friend of zardari

    wat we suppose to take from this???
     
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    It means US asked for a haqqani network cracked down and the crack heads made this haaqani resign.:pound:
     
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    an ambassador to U.S is a U.S citizen. I mean what kind of country is this. India is very proud of its mother land.
     
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    I am sure in few days news about his involvement with terrorists will come out. If he is an American citizen that I wonder whats the future of Pakistan. they dont have an ambassador candidate to USA.
     
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    as najam sethi puts it, this was a conspiracy hatched by the PA/ISI to oust him, he is one of the most hated chaps.

    there was an article that was written by mansoor ijaz for FT, where it was claimed that he was contacted by a "diplomat" on behalf of zardari right after the osama raid that the PA might do a coup, and he in turn got in touch with the obama administration to make sure that no such thing happens.

    the diplomat mentioned happens to be hussian haaqani, that is what the PA claimed. since mansoor ijaz was a part of this conspiracy, he took haaqani's name which then was presented as evidence to zardari and so he was literally left with no other option but to either ask him to quit or sack him.







     
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    what kind of country has ambassadors that are themselves citizens of another country ?
     
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    Pakistan ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, offers to resign

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan's ambassador to Washington has offered to resign after reports that his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari, asked Washington for help to stave off a military takeover.

    A Pakistani businessman alleged in a column in the Financial Times last month that a senior Pakistani diplomat asked for assistance in getting a message from Zardari to Admiral Mike Mullen, at the time chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    The author, Mansoor Ijaz, alleged that Zardari feared a military takeover following the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May and brought unprecedented public scrutiny on Pakistani leaders.........................

    "I serve at the pleasure of the president of Pakistan and the prime minster of Pakistan. And I have communicated my willingness to resign or participate in any inquiry that brings to an end the vilification against the democratic government of Pakistan currently being undertaken by some elements in the country," said Husain Haqqani, a former journalist who has been Pakistan's ambassador to Washington since 2008.

    "I should like to add that since I was appointed ambassador in 2008, some people have consistently vilified me as having been involved in undermining the Pakistani armed forces. Which I have never done."...............................

    Pakistan ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, offers to resign - The Times of India
     
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    This is possible in pakistan.

    Altaf hussian is british citizen

    Former prime minister of pak Shaukat Aziz was american citizen, after pm post, he again living in his own country that is Ammerica.

    Home minister Rehman malik is again British citizen

    list is very long

    Here is video of Pak MNA( member of national assembly) who proudly claims he is a British citizen.. see after (1.35 min)



     
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    ohh i forgot zardari he must have citizenship of atleast 10 countries. Iam sure after his defeat in next election he will fled the country
     
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    it has to be like this when political careers do not end naturally.
     
  13. JAISWAL

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    Pakistan's envoy to U.S. quits over coup memo

    Pakistan's envoy to U.S. quits over coup memo | Reuters
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    Tue, Nov 22 19:41 PM EST
    By Chris Allbritton
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's ambassador
    to the United States resigned on Tuesday, days
    after a Pakistani-American businessman said the
    envoy was behind a memo that accused the
    Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.
    Envoy Husain Haqqani said in a Twitter message
    that he had sent his resignation to the prime
    minister. State television said his resignation had
    been accepted.
    "I have resigned to bring closure to this
    meaningless controversy threatening our
    fledgling democracy," he said in a statement
    released after his resignation.
    "I have served Pakistan and Pakistani democracy
    to the best of my ability and will continue to do
    so."
    Businessman Mansoor Ijaz, writing in a column
    in the Financial Times on October 10, said a
    senior Pakistani diplomat had asked that a memo
    be delivered to the Pentagon with a plea for U.S.
    help to stave off a military coup in the days after
    the May 2 U.S. raid that killed al Qaeda leader
    Osama bin Laden.
    Ijaz later identified the diplomat as Haqqani.
    No evidence has emerged that the military was
    plotting a coup and the Pentagon at the time
    dismissed the memo as not credible. Haqqani
    denies involvement in the memo. (http://
    r.reuters.com/wes25s)
    "I still maintain that I did not conceive, write or
    distribute the memo," Haqqani told Reuters
    shortly after he resigned. "This is not about the
    memo," he continued. "This is about bigger
    things."
    He declined to comment further.
    Haqqani's resignation followed a meeting with
    Pakistan President Asif Zardari, the nation's
    powerful army chief General Ashfaq Kayani and
    its intelligence head, Lieutenant-General Ahmad
    Shuja Pasha.
    A spokesman for the prime minister's office said
    Haqqani was asked to resign and there would be
    an investigation into the memo.
    Haqqani is a former journalist who covered
    Afghanistan's civil war and later wrote a book on
    the role of radical Islam and the military in
    Pakistan.
    With his crisp suits and colorful turns of phrase,
    he has developed close ties with Washington's
    top power brokers as Pakistan's envoy since
    2008.
    In the past year, he has sought to ease tempers
    in both capitals and find common ground during
    an extraordinarily tense period in U.S.-Pakistani
    relations that included the bin Laden raid, the
    jailing of a CIA contractor, and U.S. accusations
    that Pakistan backed a militant attack on the U.S.
    Embassy in Kabul.
    He is close to Zardari but estranged from
    Pakistan's military.
    Tensions between Pakistan's civilian government
    and military have bedeviled the nuclear-armed
    South Asian country for almost its entire
    existence, with the military ruling the country for
    more than half of its 64-year history after a
    series of coups.
    Haqqani's resignation was seen by many
    analysts as further weakening the civilian
    government, which is already beset by
    allegations of corruption and incompetence.
    "They (the military) may expect much more
    from the government, much more beyond the
    resignation of Husain Haqqani, because they see
    that everybody perceived to be involved in this
    affair will be seen as anti-military and by
    implication anti-state," said Imtiaz Gul, a security
    analyst in Islamabad.
    IMPACT ON U.S.-PAKISTAN TIES?
    Haqqani's successor might include a diplomat
    with a less complicated relationship with the
    military, perhaps Pakistani Foreign Secretary
    Salman Bashir or Pakistan's envoy to the United
    Nations, Hussain Haroon.
    "Whether Pakistan's people or its military will be
    represented in DC will become evident when
    Husain Haqqani's replacement is announced," Ali
    Dayan Hasan, representative for Human Rights
    Watch in Pakistan, said on Twitter.
    Vali Nasr, a former senior State Department
    official who worked on Pakistan, said the crux of
    the affair was not Haqqani's role but whether
    Zardari would come to be seen as having
    directed the memo, which would imply the
    president had gone outside Pakistan to request
    urgent assistance against his own military.
    "At what point would the issue escalate to
    Haqqani was acting on Zardari's behest? That
    would really create massive tension between the
    military and Zardari."
    Nasr said the issue would be unlikely to have a
    major impact on the strained U.S.-Pakistan
    relationship unless it seriously weakened or
    toppled the civilian government.
    As U.S. officials focus on thorny diplomatic and
    security issues with Pakistan, Haqqani's
    departure did not immediately make many
    visible ripples in Washington. The State
    Department said it had not been notified of
    Haqqani's departure and the Pentagon declined
    comment.
    Democratic Senator John Kerry, who has been
    heavily involved in U.S.-Pakistani relations, said
    he was sorry to learn of Haqqani's resignation.
    Kerry said he respected the Pakistani
    government's decision but that Haqqani would
    be missed "as we continue to work through the
    ups and downs of our relationship."
    Ijaz said initially he believed Haqqani was acting
    under the authority of Zardari, but said later he
    was not sure how involved Zardari was in the
    affair.
    Mark Siegel, a lobbyist who represents the
    Pakistani government in Washington, said
    Zardari called him when the Financial Times
    story appeared, asking his law firm to initiate libel
    proceedings against the newspaper and Ijaz.
    Siegel advised Zardari against filing a case
    because he judged it difficult for a public figure to
    win a libel case in a U.S. court.
    "He was irate and said the memo was a total
    fabrication," Siegel said. Siegel, who has known
    Zardari for 25 years, said he was absolutely
    certain that Zardari had known nothing about the
    memo.
     
  14. W.G.Ewald

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    A lobbyist who is earning his pay in this case.
     
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    Breaking news sherry rehman New Pakistani ambassador in USA

    Sherry Rehman appointed Pak Ambassador to US - GEO.tv
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    Sherry Rehman appointed Pakistan's Ambassador to the US

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and MNA Sherry Rehman has been appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Express 24/7 reported.

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

    Media reports circulating late Tuesday night had suggested that Iffat Imran Gardezi would be the temporary replacement for Haqqani. Gardezi is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington and assists the ambassador in the overall functioning of the Embassy.

    Rehman was sworn in as Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting on March 31, 2008, and resigned from office on March 14, 2009.



    :facepalm:

    After Hina Rabbani FM, now this Sherry Rahman smoking wala. A very weak leadership representing Pakistan today.
     
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    A Pakistani coup is in place while Zardari leaves country...

    US tv is reporting zadari has quietly left for Dubai for medical reasons BUT some in the US administration think the PAK military is staging a coup during his absence. Sorry no link because I saw/heard it on TV here
     
  17. Bhadra

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    This news is currently on media in India. Actually Jardari was proving hiself to be too slippery for Kayani and ISI, the two Punjabi dominated organisation of the ruling elites. Jardari is a Sindhi and not reliable. This may the last of Bhutto clan in Pakistan though Zardari is a reverse bounce.
     
  18. Iamanidiot

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    Iam hearing Zardari had a mild heart attack
     
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    Next we may hear that Zardari is a CIA agent and not ISI agent !
     
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    Iam pretty serious something of a coup happened here
     
  21. Sridhar

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    It seems he has left the country for medical tests though army docs have said he is totally fit and there are also reports that he will resign citing his health.
     

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