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...
  • Pakistani Taliban deputy chief Haqqani to head operations: Sources 14-11-2013 05:39 PM

    Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is expected to lead the group's operations despite Mullah Fazlullah's appointment as the new chief of the banned organisation, a media report said on Thursday. Haqqani, who hails from Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will act as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) functional head and...
  • Haqqani network chief's son gunned down in Islamabad 11-11-2013 05:23 PM

    Nasiruddin Haqqani, eldest son of the chief of the Haqqani network that has been blamed for attacks on US forces and the Indian Embassy in Kabul, has been gunned down on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, leaders of the group said on Monday. Nasiruddin was killed by two gunmen...
  • 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...
  • Authorise targeting of Taliban and Haqqani leaders in Pak, dares top retired American General 19-09-2013 11:44 PM

    As the US prepares to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, a top retired American General, on Thursday, called for targeting the Taliban and Haqqani network's safe havens in Pakistan. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, General (rtd) John M Keane, told lawmakers that one of the way to reduce...
  • Afghanistan: Two arrested for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee 10-09-2013 10:08 AM

    Kabul: Two people have been reportedly arrested for the murder of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, who was shot dead outside her home in the eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan. According to the BBC, the two arrested are members of the Haqqani network. Sushmita was married to Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA 03-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: With militants again targeting its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machine" that operates from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to Afghanistan's security while the war-torn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least...
  • '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...
  • UN imposes sanctions against Haqqani network 06-11-2012 09:56 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council, under India's presidency, has imposed global sanctions against the dreaded Pakistan-based Haqqani militant network and the group's chief of suicide operations. The Council's Afghanistan/Taliban Sanctions Committee on Monday added the Haqqani group and Qari Zakir to its list of entities which face an assets...
  • 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...
  • Zardari can't presume immunity: Pak Chief Justice 23-12-2011 04:16 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court has told the government that President Asif Ali Zardari cannot avoid proceedings in the memogate case by presuming that he enjoys immunity under the Constitution. "Immunity does not come into play by itself. It will have to be sought (from the court)," Chief Justice of Pakistan...
  • Gilani dismisses 'memogate' as non issue 11-12-2011 09:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has dismissed the "memogate" controversy as a non issue as Mansoor Ijaz, the writer of the document is not a Pakistani, and had no credibility. While taking to a private news channel, Gilani said Ijaz did not have any credibility and he had...
  • 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...
  • ISI not in Pak govt control: Memogate bizman 06-12-2011 12:30 PM

    Washington: Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was not in government control and was interfering in Afghanistan's political affairs. There was considerable evidence available on the spy agency's involvement in setting the political...
  • 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,...
  • US offers aid to Myanmar; Haqqani banned from leaving Pak 02-12-2011 09:01 AM

    Hillary Clinton offers US aid to Myanmar if signs of reform were visible. Meanwhile the Pakistani Supreme Court has banned former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani from leaving the country until the investigation into the case is completed. ...
  • 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...