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Supreme Court issues arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued arrest warrants for former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, on Thursday.  A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar conducted proceedings of the Memo commission case during which the apex court passed the order. DG FIA Bashir Memon assured the court that he would take…

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Three FIRs lodged against Hussain Haqqani in Kohat

KOHAT: Three First Information Reports (FIRs) have been lodged at two police stations in Kohat over pursuing anti-Pakistan agenda, the local police said. The FIRs were lodged against the former ambassador over hate speeches and authoring books and articles against Pakistan’s armed forces and its sovereignty. The complainants, Momin, Muhammad Asghar and Shamsul Haq, lodged…

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Hussain Haqqani’s views vindicate stance of state institution: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army says that views of former ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani published in a mainstream US newspaper especially his account on issue of visas to CIA operatives had vindicated the stance of Pakistan’s state institutions. In his first reaction on Haqqani’s article, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the veracity of concerns…

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Top Twitter trends of the week

#PakistanDay   Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. — Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) March 24, 2017 The 77th Pakistan day was commemorated on March 23rd with zeal and fervor. 31- and 21-gun salutes were conducted in Islamabad and the provincial capitals, respectively, following which…

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No difference in Memogate, Dawn Leaks, Haqqani’s claim: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan says that there is no difference in Dawn Leaks, Memogate scandal and Hussain Haqqani’s claim. “Our rulers secretly convey messages to foreign leaders and Hindustan that we stand with you but Pakistan army is not under our control. This is the main issue. This is called the real treason….

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Hussain Haqqani wasn’t empowered to bypass visa rules: Gilani

MULTAN: Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday denied authorizing the then Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani to grant visas to US Special Operation Forces. His response came hours after a 2012 letter leaked to media, verifying Hussain Haqqani’s claim that he was empowered by the elected leaders to set up CIA operations…

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Ex-PM Gilani empowered Haqqani to grant visa to CIA operatives, reveals letter

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani had authorized the then Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani to issue visas to CIA operatives. According to a letter dated July 14, 2010, then Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani had empowered Haqqani through to issue entry visa to any American for one year, based on…

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Gillani authorised Haqqani to provide visas to Americans

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…

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Video: Hussain Haqqani reacts as PPP disowns him

Reacting to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) decision to renounce former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani over his recent claims in a US daily, he said it makes him no difference. Watch what else he said while talking to Samaa.

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Former PM Gilani slights Haqqani claims issue

Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani played down the issue involving the outrageous claims made by former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani in his article in a US-based newspaper. Watch what else he said.

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Parliamentary Commission proposed to investigate Hussain Haqqani’s article

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Wednesday came out with a consensus notion to back the demand of Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for setting up a Parliamentary Commission to investigate an article of former ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani published in United States media. “This article is directly related to our national security and top…

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Khurshid Shah dubs Hussain Haqqani a traitor

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah urged fellow parliamentarians to disregard former Pakistani envoy in US Hussain Haqqani, calling him a traitor. Shah’s remarks came in the wake of Hussain Haqqani’s article in which he admitted facilitating the United States station a large number of CIA operatives on the ground…

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Haqqani says he facilitated presence of CIA operatives in Pakistan on order of civilian leaders

Former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani admits that he had helped the United State station a large number of CIA operatives on the ground in Pakistan with the authorization of the then civilian government. Haqqani, who had served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US from Apr 2008 to Nov 2011 before being forced to…

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Hussain Haqqani’s passport issued in time: ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Monday contradicted media reports regarding passport issuance of former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, saying concerned directorate issued the passport within required timeframe. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the ministry said there was no truth in media reports about stoppage of passport of former…

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PPP distances itself from Hussain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party has distanced itself from former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani saying that the Party has nothing to do with the views expressed by the latter. A spokesperson of the Party said this when his attention was drawn to recent statements of Hussain Haqqani on a host of issues involving national…

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Haqqani rejects Sartaj Aziz claim on anti-Pakistan lobbying in US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has said that officials should take responsibility for failed policies and their poor presentation abroad instead of looking for scapegoats to dive attention from criticism at home. His statement shortly after Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz claimed in the National Assembly that…

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