Husain Haqqani

  • Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding 30-11-2013 10:05 PM

    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...
  • Barack Obama's secret offer to Pakistan over Kashmir, claims book 05-11-2013 11:37 PM

    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...
  • 'Change in Pak approach toward India unlikely' 14-05-2013 09:21 AM

    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: Pak commission asks for visa for Ijaz 09-01-2012 03:44 PM

    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...
  • Nobody sought my resignation, says Zardari 08-01-2012 04:31 PM

    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...
  • Memogate: Zardari reaches out to the Army 07-01-2012 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Ijaz submits phone details to memo commission 06-01-2012 11:30 PM

    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...
  • Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed 05-01-2012 02:43 AM

    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...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report 04-01-2012 05:13 PM

    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...
  • Memogate: Pak investigators seek call records 03-01-2012 10:48 AM

    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...
  • Memogate: Pak panel to summon Haqqani, Pasha 31-12-2011 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Memogate: Pakistan panel to summon ISI Chief 31-12-2011 09:05 AM

    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 08-12-2011 03:55 AM

    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 07-12-2011 06:53 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani officer declines to probe 'Memogate' 04-12-2011 03:05 PM

    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...
  • Pak: Ex-FIA chief refuses to probe 'Memogate' 03-12-2011 09:51 PM

    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,...
  • Memogate: Haqqani says no to leaving Pakistan 02-12-2011 12:59 AM

    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...
  • Summon Zardari, Kayani, Pasha: Sharif to Pak SC 01-12-2011 01:59 PM

    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...
  • ISI support to Haqqani network angered US: McCain 29-11-2011 08:30 AM

    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...
  • Pak commission on Osama summons Haqqani 29-11-2011 07:18 AM

    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...
  • Headley revelations: Did US fail India in preventing 26/11? 26-11-2011 11:07 PM

    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 26-11-2011 08:49 PM

    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,...
  • No threat to my govt due to memo issue: Gilani 25-11-2011 02:05 AM

    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...
  • Will work to augment Pak-US relations: Rehman 24-11-2011 07:43 PM

    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...
  • Sherry Rehman named Pak's new envoy to US 23-11-2011 03:38 PM

    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...
  • Worked closely with Husain Haqqani: White House 23-11-2011 10:51 AM

    Washington: Breaking its silence on memogate', the White House said the matter was Pakistan's internal issue and noted that it worked closely with former Pakistani Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani, who had resigned as a fall out of this controversy. "We see this very much as an internal issue, relative...
  • Pak memogate: Can Zardari escape scrutiny? 23-11-2011 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan's envoy to the US Husain Haqqani quit on Tuesday over the memogate controversy. A state-run network said Haqqani acted on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's orders, but other sections of the media claim that the Army wanted him out. The question is whether Pakistan President Asif Ali...
  • Headley revelations: Did US fail India in preventing 26/11? 22-11-2011 04:56 PM

    Now that the Headley revelations are out, the question is: did the US fail India in preventing the Mumbai terror attacks? Suhasini Haidar in conversation with Sebastian Rotella of Propublica; Shuja Nawaz, author of 'Crossed Swords: Pakistan's Army and the War within' and B Raman, Intelligence Analyst. ...
  • Memo controversy leaves Pakistan in tizzy 21-11-2011 09:40 PM

    Haqqani denied any link with the memo in which Pakistan had asked for US aid to avert a possible coup following the Osama raid. ...
  • Pak: Haqqani ready to face inquiry, says wife 21-11-2011 01:01 PM

    Islamabad: The wife of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, involved in a controversy over a secret memo sent to the Obama administration, on Monday defended her husband and said he was ready to face an inquiry into the matter. Farahnaz Ispahani, a close aide of President Asif Ali...