Hussain Haqqani (Urdu: حسین حقّانی) (born July 1, 1956) is the former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, appointed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in April 2008 who resigned on November 22, 2011. Previously, he has held numerous high-ranking positions in and out of government, including as adviser to three former Pakistani prime ministers and as envoy to Sri Lanka, and has been a prominent journalist, scholar and educator. His appointment in 2008 marked a return to government service after being exiled in 1999 following criticisms against the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf.
Mr Haqqani is widely critiqued in the Pakistan media and by Opposition politicians as representing Zardari’s interest over those of the nation. He is colloquially referred to as “American Ambassador to America from Pakistan” in reference to his alleged appeasement of American policy . He is also labelled a “turn coat” by some parties for his role in domestic politics.
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Young Haqqqni beat North Brothers 2-0 in football tourney
15 Apr 2015
Karachi : Young Haqqqni FC overpowered North Brothers FC by 2-0 score in All Karachi Muslim Khatri Association Golden Jubilee Football Tournament 2015 here at the Hussaini Football Ground in New Karachi. Naimat Khan opened the account for Young Haqqani while Ejaz Senior doubled the lead few minutes later.
Hussain Haqqani should be arrested for issuing disputed statement on Kashmir ...
5 Mar 2015
Lahore : Former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association Abdul Basit Thursday took strong exception of a disputed statement issued by former Pakistan Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani regarding Kashmir and demanded of the government to arrest him through Interpol and give exemplary punishment. In a statement issued here, Abdul Basit said that Kashmir is […]
JI holds important religious meeting
1 Jan 2015
QUETTA : Under the cover of Peshawar incident enemies were planning more conspiracies and incidents. Elements behind Peshawar incident should be unveiled and punished sternly. Islam gives order of security women and children even during wars. Only solution to country’s problems is in enforcement of Islamic system Seeratun Nabi Peace Be Upon Him, unity of […]
Pakistan names new United States ambassador
8 Nov 2013
Islamabad : Pakistan appointed a new ambassador to the United States on Friday, at a time of tense relations between the two countries over drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt. Senior diplomat Jalil Abbas Jilani — 58 and most recently foreign secretary — has been named to the role, according to a statement by […]
Pakistan’s ambassador to the US resigns after polls
14 May 2013
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has resigned following the country’s landmark election held over the weekend which was won by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Rehman, 52, was appointed to the post in 2011 following a scandal which saw her predecessor Hussain Haqqani resign over an alleged memo seeking US […]
Pakistani ambassador to US resigns after election defeat
14 May 2013
Islamabad : Pakistan”s ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman, has resigned after her Pakistan Peoples Party faced defeat in general elections, state media reported Tuesday. The embassy spokesman, Nadeem Hutyana also confirmed ambassador ” s resignation. Rehman, who had served as Information Minister in the outgoing government, has sent her resignation to the Prime […]
SC directs Haqqani to appear within three weeks or face legal action
11 Mar 2013
ISLAMABAD, The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking exemption from personal appearance, and gave a last chance to the former ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani to appear before it within three weeks, otherwise his Pakistani passport might be cancelled. A nine-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, had taken […]
Ex-envoy Haqqani refuses to return to Pakistan over govt’s inability to provi...
11 Mar 2013
Islamabad, Pakistan”s former envoy to the US, Hussain Haqqani, implicated in the memogate scandal, has refused to return to Pakistan, saying that the government is incapable of providing him security. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was hearing Haqqani”s case. Haqqani”s counsel, Asma Jahangir, informed the court […]
SC forms larger bench to hear memo case on March 11
8 Mar 2013
ISLAMABAD : The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday constituted a nine-member larger bench of the Supreme Court to hear the memo case on March 11. The bench consists on Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Ejaz […]
SC directs fool proof security for Haqqani on his arrival
12 Feb 2013
ISLAMABAD, Hearing memo case, an eight-member larger bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday directed the concerned authorities to provide foolproof security to former ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani on his arrival in Pakistan, his stay here and his departure. At the outset of hearing, the court expressed dismay […]
SC issues fresh notices in memo case
24 Dec 2012
ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court on Monday issued fresh notices to Pakistan s former envoy to US, Husain Haqqani and others involved in the high-profile memo scam and fixed the matter for hearing on January 28, 2013. The case will be heard by a nine-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The […]
Political leaders strongly condemns attacks on polio workers, offered all-out...
19 Dec 2012
Islamabad : Political leaders have strongly condemned all forms of attacks against polio workers teams and offered their undeterred political support for polio eradication. The All Parties Conference on Polio a National Emergency was convened by PILDAT with support from UNICEF. While addressing the conference Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Prime Minister said that he […]
In Pakistan, Obama, Romney Debate Draws Little Notice
23 Oct 2012
ISLAMABAD — Although the American media analyzed every gesture of the foreign policy debate between Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, Pakistan media on Tuesday had yet to feature the event that took place at dawn, Islamabad time. Najim Rafique, director of Islamabad’s Institute of Strategic Studies said most Pakistanis felt not […]
Attacks in Pakistan Prompt Questions of Military Offensive
15 Oct 2012
ISLAMABAD — Dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked a security post on the outskirts of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan late Sunday, killing at least six security personnel. The attack came a day after a deadly bombing in the region. The stepped up militant attacks are raising questions of whether Pakistan will launch a military offensive against […]