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

by Jal Pari
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WASHINGTON: In an uncommon transfer, the Pakistani embassy within the US has reportedly eliminated the portrait of its former prime envoy Husain Haqqani who has been important of Pakistan’s navy and political management.

Haqqani was Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US from Might 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 important of Pakistan’s navy 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 e-mail, the Pakistani embassy stated that there was an occasion held inside its premises Wednesday.”

The meals tables have been positioned within the corridor by the employees in opposition to the wall, carrying images of the previous Ambassadors. Through the means of arranging tables, the of the previous Ambassador Husain Haqqani by the way fell down,” Zoobia Masood, press attache of the Embassy, informed PTI.

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

Early this yr, Haqqani together with Lisa Curtis of ‘The Heritage Basis’, one other prime American think-tank, had co-authored a report on Afghanistan and Pakistan. A number of months later, suggestions of this report grew to become 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, during which he sought extra accountability from Pakistan, Pakistan International 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 & Navy’ 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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