The memogate saga has just claimed its first victim – the Ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani. Haqqani’s resignation was accepted by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday and on Wednesday the government announced the instatement of Sherry Rehman as the new ambassador to the United States.
The memogate has ended up showcasing the wide rift that occurs between the civilian government and the military establishment inside the terror-ridden country. With Hussain Haqqani facing possible charges in the future, what is the future of Pakistan’s democratic government? Would he sue his accuser, Mansoor Ijaz – the US based businessman of Pakistani origin, or is there some other controversy going on which is behind the scenes.
Read More Memogate Saga of Pakistan
Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani has offered to resign over the ‘Memogate’ – allegations relating to a purported attempt by the country’s President to get help from the U.S. in fighting off a possible military coup.
Husain Haqqani decided to resign from his designation after reports claimed that Husain Haqqani had acted as an envoy for President Asif Ali Zardari, who allegedly wanted to forward a message to the Pentagon that he (Zardari) was ready to replace Pakistan’s military leadership if the U.S. came to his government’s support. Mr. Husain Haqqani clearly denies carrying any such request by Asif Ali Zardari. Husain Haqqani has now been called back to Islamabad an investigation is underway.