Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sherry Rehman appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to US

ISLAMABAD: Moving quickly to fill a vacant ambassadorial post in Washington left by the resignation of Husain Haqqani, Pakistan appointed former information minister and outspoken human rights campaigner Sherry Rehman as its new envoy.
“The prime minister is pleased to appoint Sherry Rehman as the new ambassador to the United States,” said spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office, Akram Shaheedi.
Haqqani resigned on Tuesday, days after a Pakistani-American businessman accused him of being behind a memo that accused the Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.

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