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Ambassador to US, Sherry Rehman resigns

Updated May 14, 2013

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Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, speaks during an interview in Islamabad July 5, 2012. — Photo by Reuters
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, speaks during an interview in Islamabad July 5, 2012. — Photo by Reuters

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Sherry Reham, has resigned from her post on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Sherry Rehman sent her resignation to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.

Serving Pakistan Peoples Party for a long time, Rehman was elected to the National Assembly in 2002 on a reserved seat for women. She again returned in 2008 as MNA on women’s reserved seats. As PPP and its allies formed a government at the centre, Rehman was appointed federal minister for information and broadcasting the same year. However, she resigned from the position in 2009.

Rehman was eventually appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States after her predecessor Husain Haqqani resigned over the memo scandal. This year, she was awarded with Nishan-i-Imtiaz, the highest honour given to any civilian, for her performance as ambassador at a time when US-Pakistan relations were passing through a very difficult phase.