Friday, November 18, 2011

Pak Envoy offers to resign over Memo

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani has offered to resign in the wake of a controversy over a military take over reportedly expected by Pak President asif Ali Zardari.

Media reports said Zardari sought America's help to avert a coup by army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani following the killing of dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden by the US marine forces in May this year.
Pak envoy to US, Haqqani has been linked with the letter sent to former US Military Chief Mike Mullen on behalf of Zardari.
According to reports, Pak born American businessman Mansoor Ijaj sent the letter seeking US help.
Ijaj said a top Pak diplomat was associated with the controversial letter.
Mike Mullen confirmed having received a letter from Ijaj and said he did not take it seriously.
Haqqani denied any links with any memorandum sent to the US.
He wrote to Zardari offering to quit.
Pak Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday summoned Haqqani to Islamabad for an explanation over the controversy.

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