Husain Haqqani

  • Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding November 30, 2013

    Author: Husain Haqqani The letter from the US Secretary of State should have struck a chill in the recipient's hearts. Yet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif didn't even open the envelope handed to him by the US Ambassador to Pakistan on behalf of Secy James Baker. The letter, delivered on May 14,...
  • Barack Obama's secret offer to Pakistan over Kashmir, claims book November 5, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama secretly offered Pakistan in 2009 that he would nudge India towards negotiations on Kashmir in lieu of it ending support to terrorist groups like LashkareTaiba and Taliban, but much to his disappointment Islamabad rejected the offer. "Since the 1950s Pakistan had wanted an American role in...
  • 'Change in Pak approach toward India unlikely' May 14, 2013

    Washington: Even as there is a sense of positivity over IndoPak ties after the outcome of Pakistan polls, a former Pakistani diplomat believes a regime change is unlikely to bring any substantial shift in Islamabad's approach. Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani noted this while giving an analysis...
  • Memogate report political and one sided: Haqqani June 12, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's former ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, on Tuesday dismissed the memo commission's report and launched a veiled attack on the judiciary claiming the findings were made public to divert the attention from from "more embarrassing developments". The commission had concluded that Haqqani was behind a mysterious memo that...
  • Memogate panel claims Haqqani authored memo June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A report submitted in Pakistan's Supreme Court by the judicial commission probing the Memogate scandal has claimed that former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani had authored the confidential memo. Pakistan Supreme Court has directed Haqqani to appear before it in two weeks. The Supreme Court has issued the...
  • ISI had no info on any coup plans in Pakistan: Pasha April 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha told a Pakistani judicial commission on Thursday that the military had not planned a coup after the US raid in Abottabad that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May last year. "If there was a threat, the ISI would have known...
  • Zardari had prior knowledge of Osama raid: Ijaz March 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Controversial PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz, a key figure in the memo scandal, on Friday claimed that President Asif Ali Zardari had advance information of the US military raid that killed alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad last year. Ijaz further claimed that Zardari had telephoned army chief Gen Ashfaq...
  • Pak memogate: Ijaz to depose via video link February 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have finalised arrangements to record via a video link from London the testimony of American businessman Mansoor Ijaz regarding a mysterious memo that had sought US help to stave off a possible coup last year. Zahid Bukhari, the lawyer of Pakistan's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani,...
  • Memogate scandal: Husain Haqqani leaves for US January 31, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani on Tuesday left for the US after the Supreme Court eased travel restrictions that were imposed on him after he was implicated in the memo scandal. Haqqani travelled from the Prime Minister's House, where he was living for the past few weeks,...
  • Memogate: Pak court lifts travel ban on Haqqani January 31, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday further eased tension in the country's worst crisis in civilianmilitary ties since a 1999 coup by lifting a travel ban on a former envoy to Washington, who angered the generals after the emergence of a murky memo. Husain Haqqani was barred from leaving the country...
  • ISI chief unlikely to get another extension January 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is unlikely to grant another extension to ISI chief Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, whose current term in office ends in March, sources said on Monday. It is believed that the government's decision has largely been influenced by Pasha's role in the standoff between the military and the...
  • Pak SC lifts Haqqani travel ban; probe extended January 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday lifted a travel ban on the country's former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, as it gave the judicial commission two more months to complete its probe in the memo scandal that rocked ties between the civilian government and the military. The top court also...
  • Pak court allows Haqqani to travel abroad January 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was on Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to Washington saying President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military take over in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing last year. Haqqani's counsel,...
  • Pak govt threatening Mansoor Ijaz: Lawyer January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Mansoor Ijaz, the businessman and the alleged courier in the memogate row, has alleged that he is being threatened by the Pakistan government representatives. Ijaz's counsel, Akram Sheikh in a written statement to the Judicial Commission, said that the businessman's arrival could have led to a clash between...
  • Ijaz not coming to Pak due to fear of arrest January 23, 2012

    Islamabad: Fearing arrest and claiming that a "trap" has been laid for him, controversial businessman Mansoor Ijaz, on Monday said he would not visit Pakistan to depose before a judicial panel probing the memo scandal and wants his testimony to be recorded either in London or Zurich. Ijaz, an American of...
  • Haqqani for withdrawal of Ijaz's right to depose January 23, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan's ambassador to US Husain Haqqani on Monday said that the right of PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz to depose before a judicial panel probing the memo scandal should be withdrawn if he failed to appear before the panel on Tuesday. In an application filed with the threejudge commission appointed...
  • Memogate: RIM refuses to share data January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadabased Blackberry phone service provider, has reportedly refused to release the records of phone calls and text messages between PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz and former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, both embroiled in the raging memogate scandal rocking the country. The judicial...
  • Ijaz to testify before Pak SC in memo scandal January 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Controversial PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz could fly into a military airbase in Rawalpindi and granted a visa on arrival so that he can testify tomorrow before a judicial commission probing the memo scandal, according to a media report today. Ijaz's lawyer has said he will testify before the Supreme Courtappointed...
  • Memogate: Pak commission asks for visa for Ijaz January 9, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission investigating the memo scandal on Monday directed the government to issue a visa to PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz so that he could come to the country and appear before the panel. The threejudge commission formed by the Supreme Court to probe the alleged memo directed authorities...
  • Nobody sought my resignation, says Zardari January 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Amidst continuing tensions between Pakistan's government and the powerful army over the memo scandal, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that no one had sought his resignation to defuse the political crisis, making light of suggestions that the military had offered him an "escape" route. "No one has asked for...
  • Memogate: Zardari reaches out to the Army January 7, 2012

    Islamabad: In an apparent bid to reach a truce with the Army over the Memogate scandal, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that the government was not at war with the Army. "We are not at war with the military. There is no war. This is part of evolution....
  • Ijaz submits phone details to memo commission January 6, 2012

    Islamabad: A lawyer representing Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Friday submitted his BlackBerry personal identification number to the commission probing the memo scandal. The commission had sought phone records related to the memo controversy from the Research in Motion the Canadabased service provider of BlackBerry Messenger. Ijaz and former ambassador to...
  • Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed January 5, 2012

    London: Former Pakistani envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is currently staying as a guest at the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad, fears that he will be murdered if he leaves the place, The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday. He said he has been branded a "traitor" and a...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report January 4, 2012

    London: Pakistan's embattled former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, fears he will be murdered if he leaves his sanctuary in the official residence of the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report on Wednesday said. Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the allegations against...
  • Memogate: Pak investigators seek call records January 3, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission probing the memo scandal on Monday directed government officials to obtain records of the BlackBerry communications between former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani and PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz. The Supreme Courtappointed commission, which held its first meeting on Monday, asked Attorney General AnwarulHaq to contact...
  • Memogate: Pak panel to summon Haqqani, Pasha December 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani Parliamentary panel probing the memo scandal has decided to summon former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, businessman Mansoor Ijaz and ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha to appear before it individually next month. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been asked by Prime Minister Yousuf...
  • Memogate: Pakistan panel to summon ISI Chief December 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel investigating the Memogate scandal on Friday decided to summon former envoy Husain Haqqani, businessman Mansoor Ijaz and ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha to appear before it next month. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been asked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
  • Pakistani President Zardari in a stable condition December 8, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in a "stable" condition after undergoing tests for a heart condition in Dubai and he is expected to return to Pakistan once the results of his checkup are available in two to three days, a close aide to the Pakistani leader said on...
  • Zardari in stable condition; under observation December 7, 2011

    Islamabad/Dubai: Beleaguered Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been admitted to a Dubai hospital following heart complications, triggering intense speculation that he may step down in the face of army pressure over the 'memogate' scandal. 56yearold Zardari was flown to the Emirates for "an emergency medical check up in a Pakistan...
  • Pakistani officer declines to probe 'Memogate' December 4, 2011

    Islamabad: Former FIA chief Tariq Khosa, who had led the investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has turned down the Supreme Court's offer to head a commission to probe a secret memo sent to the US military purportedly by the Pakistani civilian leadership fearing an army coup. In an order issued...