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 Lashkar-e-Taiba 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 Indo-Pak 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 Pakistani-American 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 al-Qaeda 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: 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 Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz so that he could come to the country and appear before the panel. The three-judge 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 Canada-based 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 Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz. The Supreme Court-appointed commission, which held its first meeting on Monday, asked Attorney General Anwar-ul-Haq 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 check-up 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. 56-year-old 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...
  • Pak: Ex-FIA chief refuses to probe 'Memogate' December 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Former Federal Investigation Agency chief Tariq Khosa, who had led Pakistan's investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Saturday refused to head a commission set up by the Supreme Court to probe the secret memorandum sent to the US military in May. In an order issued on December 1, the...
  • Memogate: Haqqani says no to leaving Pakistan December 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani on Thursday said he had no plans to leave the country while the 'memogate' scandal is being probed by the government, hours after the Supreme Court barred him from travelling abroad. "I resigned to pave the way for a transparent investigation and...
  • Summon Zardari, Kayani, Pasha: Sharif to Pak SC December 1, 2011

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to summon President Asif Ali Zardari, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI head Ahmed Shuja Pasha to get to the bottom of the controversy over a 'treacherous' secret memo sent to the US military. Sharif made the...
  • ISI support to Haqqani network angered US: McCain November 29, 2011

    Washington: Adopting a tough stance against Pakistan, a top Republican Senator has charged its intelligence agency with continuing to support the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups. "Pakistan's intelligence agency continues to support the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups that are killing US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, and the...
  • Pak commission on Osama summons Haqqani November 29, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani judicial commission investigating Osama bin Laden's presence in the country on Monday summoned former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to appear before it on December 14. Haqqani was asked to appear before the panel chaired by former Supreme Court judge Javed Iqbal. The commission will also record the...
  • Headley revelations: Did US fail India in preventing 26/11? November 27, 2011

    Now that the Headley revelations are out, the question is: did the US fail India in preventing the Mumbai attacks? ...
  • Ridiculous to link President to memogate: Khar November 26, 2011

    Islamabad: Admitting that the 'memogate' scandal has raised questions on the strength of Pakistan's civilian government and the influence wielded by the powerful military, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said it was "ridiculous" to link President Asif Ali Zardari to the controversial note. "Sadly it does. I cannot deny that, and...
  • No threat to my govt due to memo issue: Gilani November 25, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said there was no threat to his government due to the "Memogate" scandal even as he pledged that the matter would be investigated as a top priority to uncover the truth behind the secret memo sent to the US administration. Gilani contended...
  • Will work to augment Pak-US relations: Rehman November 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Ambassador-designate to the US Sherry Rehman on Thursday said she would earnestly work to augment bilateral relations and endeavour to defend Islamabad's interests at all international forums, especially in Washington. Rehman made the remarks on working on the frayed Pak-US relations during a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari...
  • Sherry Rehman named Pak's new envoy to US November 23, 2011

    Islamabad: In a surprise choice, Sherry Rehman, a senior politician who earned the wrath of militants for her opposition to Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, was on Wednesday named to the key post of the country's Ambassador to the United States. 50-year-old Rehman will succeed Husain Haqqani who was forced out of...