Memogate: Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Resigns
Asia Society, November 22nd, 2011 by Annie Ali Khan
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani announced from his Twitter account (@husainhaqqani) this morning that he asked Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gillani to accept his resignation. The resignation has been accepted.
According to the Express Tribune, A Prime Minister house spokesperson said that Haqqani was asked to resign to make the inquiry process "transparent." If the inquiry clears Haqqani, he may be reinstated, and his resignation shouldn't be seen as an admission of guilt.
Following the tweet of his resignation as Ambassador, a position he had held since 2008, Haqqani followed with the message:
I have much to contribute to building a new Pakistan free of bigotry & intolerance. Will focus energies on that.
"In terms of the U.S.-Pakistan relations, though this development is not expected to have any deep impact, the bilateral defense sector cooperation might improve."
For complete article, click here
Pakistani Ambassador Is Forced Out Over Memo - New York Times
Pakistani ambassador's 'memo-gate': Did the military win? - Christian Science Monitor