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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday further eased tension in the country’s worst crisis in civilian-military ties since a 1999 coup by lifting a travel ban on a former envoy to Washington, who angered the generals after the emergence of a murky memo.
Husain Haqqani was barred from leaving the country in December by the Supreme Court, which is investigating the memo that sought U.S. help in reining in Pakistan’s generals after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May last year.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A political crisis in the past three months that has seen the worst tension between Pakistan’s government and military since a coup in 1999 appears to have eased — for now — with a delicate balance of power re-established, observers said.
The latest sign of a thaw was in snowy Davos, Switzerland, where Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani again backed away from critical remarks earlier this month that the military had acted “unconstitutionally” by supporting a top court-led investigation into a mysterious memo.