There are no two doubts that this blog is of critical supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party, who are operating independently of party guidelines and support. Pakistan’s Ambassador to USA, Husain Haqqani has been forced to resign from one of the most important as well as lucrative positions any Pakistani technocrat could have. It was an important post as a reactive or an inefficient person could make the case of Pakistan a joke. Husain Haqqani was a proactive and an efficient person, the elements which are disliked by our military establishment. Some of our authors and contributors at LUBP have a number of times criticized Husain Haqqani for his past as well as alignment with those people on cyberspace who are known for spewing their hatred against the PPP in general and President Zardari in particular. Ambassador Haqqani’s resignation will sure be a blow to the party and the President who considered him to be an efficient and an effective representative in Washington. Ambassador Haqqani will be replaced by a foreign office diplomat or in a worse case scenario, by a retired military man. Pakistan ka Khuda hee hafiz in Washington!
Whatever has happened, has happened. President Zardari did the right thing in getting Ambassador Haqqani out of the way as his presence could have been used as a pretext for an adventure. Ambassador Haqqani was hated by the military as they ideally wanted their man in Washington to toe their line and was removed through the assistance of a man (Mansoor Ijaz) who is well known for his hatred for the Pakistani Military. Here we see the proverbial “enemy’s enemy, my friend” in action.
Husain Haqqani is an important person and the PPP must not let go of him. We suggest that the party seriously consider making Husain Haqqani as a senator in the upcoming elections in March 2012. If successful, Husain Haqqani may seriously be considered for the position of Foreign Minister, state or federal. That will be the right slap on the face of our Smart Alecs in the ISI.
We take this opportunity to thank Husain Haqqani for being a proactive diplomat and wish him the very best. Our differences aside, we have lost an efficient representative in one of the most important posts around world.