Posts Tagged ‘Luger’

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Goodbye Husain Haqqani?

October 12, 2009

Maleeha Lodhi On Stand-By As Possible Replacement.

Following the recent diplomatic disaster in the shape of the Kerry-Lugar Bill, this will come as pleasant news for Pakistani nationalists who had been campaigning hard for Husain Haqqani’s removal: The American Envoy to Pakistan (also known as ‘Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.’) Mr. Haqqani may well be replaced shortly on account of serious incompetency and inability to carry out official duties.

Haqqani has been criticized widely for his particular role in the Kerry Lugar Bill and for being a watchdog of American interests in Pakistan rather than Pakistani interests in America. The charges mainly include:

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The Jinnah-Iqbal Bill: A Response to the Kerry-Lugar Bill

October 8, 2009

A PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com Exclusive

To implement the ideology of Pakistan purported by Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal, to promote an enhanced relationship of this nation with its ideology and for no ‘other’ purposes.

Be it enacted by General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and the Armed Forces of Pakistan as a Representation of the Will of the People of Pakistan.

SECTION 1: TITLE
This Act may be cited as the ‘The Sovereignty and Dignity of the People of Pakistan Act of 2009’.

SECTION 2: FINDINGS
We, the people of Pakistan, make the following findings:

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Q+A: Kerry Luger Bill

October 8, 2009

Kamran Haider and Augustine Anthony

ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s parliament has begun debate on a U.S. aid bill which critics say contains conditions that amount to a humiliating violation of sovereignty. The U.S. congress approved a bill on Sept. 30 tripling aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion a year for the next five years and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

But Pakistan’s army on Wednesday expressed “serious concern” about the bill, raising the possibility of tension with the civilian government which could embolden government critics.

Here are some questions and answers about the controversy.

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