Pakistan embassy in US removes portrait of former top envoy Husain Haqqani- Zari News

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WASHINGTON: In an uncommon transfer, the Pakistani embassy within the US has reportedly eliminated the portrait of its former high envoy Husain Haqqani who has been essential of Pakistan’s army and political management.

Haqqani was Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US from Could 27, 2008, to November 22, 2011, which is taken into account as one of the vital tumultuous intervals of the US-Pakistan relationship. The 61-year-old diplomat has been essential of Pakistan’s army and political management.

The report of removing of his portrait from the Pakistani embassy right here first appeared in Pakistani media and shortly caught the eye of social media. Nevertheless, the Pakistani embassy later clarified, saying Haqqani’s by the way fell down throughout an occasion final night which has now been positioned again. In an electronic mail, the Pakistani embassy mentioned that there was an occasion held inside its premises Wednesday.”

The meals tables have been positioned within the corridor by the workers in opposition to the wall, carrying pictures of the previous Ambassadors. In the course of the means of arranging tables, the of the previous Ambassador Husain Haqqani by the way fell down,” Zoobia Masood, press attache of the Embassy, instructed PTI.

“As quickly because it was seen, the was positioned again on the wall final night,” Masood mentioned. Haqqani now heads the South and Central Asia division of Hudson Institute, a high American think-tank.

Early this yr, Haqqani together with Lisa Curtis of ‘The Heritage Basis’, one other high American think-tank, had co-authored a report on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Just a few months later, suggestions of this report turned the premise of the brand new Afghanistan and South Asia coverage of the Trump administration.

Curtis now heads the South Asia division of the White Home’s Nationwide Safety Council. Quickly after Trump introduced his Afghanistan and South Asia coverage, through which he sought extra accountability from Pakistan, Pakistan Overseas Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif accused Haqqani of being behind the powerful American coverage in opposition to Pakistan.

Creator of a number of books together with ‘Pakistan Between Mosque & Army’ and ‘Magnificent Delusions’, Haqqani has been a harsh critic of a number of the insurance policies of Pakistani Military, specifically, use of terror teams and help to non secular fundamentalists. 

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