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Pakistan’s US Envoy Resigns Over Memo Scandal

Pakistan’s envoy to the United States says he has resigned over claims
he wrote a memo to Washington asking for its help in reining in the
country’s powerful military.

Hussein Haqqani denied Tuesday any role in writing or delivering the memo.

The affair has highlighted the divide between Pakistan’s weak civilian
government and the military, as well as the role the United States plays
in the affairs of the country.

After the allegations were made last week, Haqqani was summoned to Islamabad to meet the army and intelligence chiefs.

He told The Associated Press, “I have resigned my services as ambassador and am happy to face an inquiry.”


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