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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:22 PM
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Pakistani Court Bars Former U.S. Ambassador From Travel
Source: NYT

The Supreme Court in Pakistan barred Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador to the United States, on Thursday from leaving the country as the court initiated an investigation into a controversial memo that led to the envoys resignation and has caused a political storm in the country.

Mr. Haqqani was forced to resign on Nov. 22 in the wake of accusations that he had used the memo to seek American help to rein in the powerful Pakistani military.

Mansoor Ijaz, a United States businessman of Pakistani origin who has publicized the existence of the memo, said Mr. Haqqani asked him to have it delivered to Adm. Mike Mullen, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in May.

According to Mr. Ijaz, the memo asked for United States help in heading off a possible military-led coup and promised concessions in return. Mr. Haqqani denies involvement with the memo.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/world/asia/pakistani-...
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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:05 AM
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1. It was stupid of him to go back...
He should have asked for political asylum and spilled Pakistani beans to expose Pakistan as a terrorist state engaged in nuclear blackmail instead. Now they will hang him.
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