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Nov 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011

Pakistan names civilian party veteran as U.S. envoy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan appointed a former information minister and human rights campaigner as its ambassador to the United States on Wednesday, moving quickly to fill a post left vacant after tension between the civilian government and military.

“The prime minister is pleased to appoint Sherry Rehman as the new ambassador to the United States,” said the spokesman for the prime minister’s office, Akram Shaheedi.

Nov 23, 2011
Nov 22, 2011

Pakistan’s envoy to U.S. quits over coup memo

ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ambassador to
the United States resigned on Tuesday, days after a
Pakistani-American businessman said the envoy was behind a memo
that accused the Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.

Envoy Husain Haqqani said in a Twitter message that he had
sent his resignation to the prime minister. State television
said his resignation had been accepted.

Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011

Pakistan’s envoy to U.S. quits in coup memo controversy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States resigned on Tuesday, days after a Pakistani-American businessman said the envoy was behind a controversial memo that accused the Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.

Envoy Husain Haqqani said in a Twitter message that he had sent his resignation to the prime minister. State television said his resignation had been accepted.

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      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
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