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Pakistan’s US envoy quits over accusation

Reportedly sought US aid vs. military

Hussain Haqqani (right) reportedly asked Washington for help in heading off a possible military-led coup and promised concessions in return. Haqqani has denied the allegation Hussain Haqqani (right) reportedly asked Washington for help in heading off a possible military-led coup and promised concessions in return. Haqqani has denied the allegation (B.K. Bangash/Associated Press)
By Salman Masood
New York Times / November 23, 2011
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Husain Haqqani, the embattled Pakistani ambassador to the United States, resigned yesterday in the wake of accusations that he had sought U.S. help to rein in the powerful Pakistani military. Although he had hoped to stay on, Haqqani offered to resign last week. But yesterday, the prime minister said Haqqani should resign so that an investigation into the accusations could be “carried out properly.’’

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