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Haqqani in trouble again over visas

The mysterious silence of the Foreign Office and Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) has further deepened the controversy over issuance of visas to United States citizens. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani’s

Haqqani to continue as ambassador to US: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Office on Monday clarified that Hussain Haqqani will continue to work as Pakistani ambassador at Washington. In response to media reports regarding possible replacement of Haqqani with another senior politician, the Foreign Office spokesperson termed these as ‘untrue’.
A section of press quoting sources had published that the government had decided to replace Hussain Haqqani with a politician who was also a former foreign minister. However, the Foreign Office

Haqqani likely to be replaced in May

ISLAMABAD – In the wake of the settlement of the row between Pakistan and the US over Raymond Davis, Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani is likely to be replaced after expiration of his tenure in May this year.
In a relevant significant development, the vacant slot of foreign minister may soon be given to Assef Ahmed Ali, a senior PPP leader and former education minister.
Haqqani is blamed for issuing hundreds of visas to the likes of Davis – a CIA contractor

Zardari tells Haqqani to stay on in US

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Zardari on Thursday denied Husain Haqqani’s request to be relieved of ambassadorial responsibilities and asked him to continue as Pakistan’s envoy to the US. A source told Pakistan Today that Haqqani had told Zardari that he wanted to quit as the country’s ambassador to the US and wanted to resume his career as an academician.
Haqqani also told the president that he wanted time to write a book. The source said the president did not want to change the

Haqqani, US Embassy say he wasn’t threatened over Davis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani and the US embassy in Islamabad on Friday denied a ABC News report that President Barack Obama’s national security adviser had threatened to expel Haqqani unless Raymond Davis, a US national arrested in Pakistan was not released by Friday.
Citing two Pakistani officials, ABC News said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon made the threat after summoning Haqqani to the White House. He was reportedly warned US consulates in

Haqqani encourages US investment in Thar coal

HOUSTON: Pakistan offers tremendous opportunities for American investors in energy sector and foreign companies can greatly benefit from business-friendly environment, geared towards meeting the country’s fast-growing energy requirements, Islamabad’s envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani stated.
Ambassador Husain Haqqani told participants of a conference, focusing on the extraction of Thar coal and Pakistan’s energy potential, that there are lucrative business prospects in

Haqqani group in peace talks with Turi tribe

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban are negotiating a peace deal with a Pakistani tribe in the northwest, tribal elders said on Thursday, adding that the deal in this regard could give militants access to remote strategic areas on the Afghan border.
The talk of a deal between members of the Haqqani network – one of the most dangerous Taliban factions – and the Turi tribe in Kurram Agency is likely to raise concerns in the US, which has been demanding Pakistan get tough with the militants

Talha warns of arrest warrants for Haqqani

Senate Standing Committee on Interior Chairman Talha Mahmood on Friday announced he would have warrants out for Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani, if he did not turn up and explain his position in the Dr Aafia case.
The committee has summoned Haqqani on November 4 to explain “why he protected US interests instead of getting Dr Aafia Siddiqui released from US prison”.
Addressing a press conference, Talha said the committee would issue arrest warrant for

Karzai is talking with Haqqani: Afghan lawmaker

LAHORE: The Afghan government has been in reconciliation talks for months with members of a Taliban faction closely tied to the Al Qaeda and responsible for lethal attacks on coalition forces and bombings inside Kabul, according to a member of the Afghan parliament, a foreign news agency reported.
The parliamentarian, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks, said President Hamid Karzai’s government had been in direct contact with Jalaludin Haqqani, the