Danger to life in Pakistan, says Husain Haqqani

Published May 18, 2012 03:29am

Former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Hussain Haqqani (C) leaves the Supreme Court building after meeting his lawyer in Islamabad December 22, 2011. Haqqani resigned over a controversial memo delivered to the Pentagon with a plea for U.S. help to stave off a military coup in the days after the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May. He has denied involvement in the issue, which has angered the Pakistani army. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood  (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)
Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani (C) leaves the Supreme Court building after meeting his lawyer in Islamabad December 22, 2011. Haqqani resigned over a controversial memo delivered to the Pentagon with a plea for US help to stave off a military coup in the days after the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May. He has denied involvement in the issue, which has angered the Pakistani army.   —File Photo by Reuters

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani said that his life is threatened in Pakistan and his return is likely only after the eradication of radicalism from his home country, DawnNews reported.

While giving an interview to a news channel in the US, the former envoy rejected the option of facing the memo commission saying that his life was at risk in Pakistan.

Answering another question he said that Pakistan had serious reservations concerning Afghanistan’s future and the United States’ lack of confidence in Pakistan is uncalled for.

Haqqani added that in order to solve the problems faced, the US would have to understand the sentiments of the people of Pakistan and both the countries would have to resolve their conflicting issues.


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