22 Nov '11, 7pm

Pakistan's US envoy asked to quit: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government has asked its US envoy to resign and ordered...

Pakistan's US envoy asked to quit: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government has asked its US envoy to resign and ordered...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's government has asked its US envoy to resign and ordered a probe into claims that he sought American help against the country's powerful military, a statement said Tuesday. Hussain Haqqani, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, has played a key role in helping Pakistan's civilian government navigate turbulent relations with Washington which nosedived over the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Local media reports implicated Haqqani in a memo allegedly sent from Zardari to Admiral Mike Mullen, then America's top military officer, seeking to curtail Pakistan's military shortly after it was humiliated by the Osama killing. Zardari reportedly feared that the military might seize power in a bid to limit the hugely damaging fallout in Pakistan after Navy SEALs killed Osama in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2. "The Prime Minister asked Pakista...

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