ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani had authorised Hussain Haqqani to issue Pakistani visas to Americans.
According to a letter dated July 14, 2010, then Prime Minsiter Yousuf Raza Gillani had empowered Haqqani through to issue entry visa to any American for one year, based on the recommendation of the US Department of State.
The letter was also shared by prominent journalist and SAMAA TV anchor Nadeem Malik on his Twitter handle.
YR Gilani authorised Haqani to issue visas to Americans, leading to stationing of US Special Operations personnel on the ground in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/5cFyKmnbrm
— Nadeem Malik (@nadeemmalik) March 23, 2017
Haqqani, who was then serving as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, was also granted powers to bypass concerned authorities in this regard. Haqqani could only provide information to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Hussain Haqani recently admitted in an article that he had facilitated CIA operatives who had killed globally wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.