Pakistani ambassador to US caught in controversy
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan says it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the U.S. over a reported attempt to enlist Washington's help to rein in the country's military after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in June.
Pakistan was angry over the U.S. decision to carry out the raid without informing Islamabad.
Pakistan's presidential spokesman, Farhatullah Babar, said Thursday the government summoned Ambassador Husain Haqqani for questioning.
Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin, said in the Financial Times that a senior Pakistani diplomat asked him to pass a memo from President Asif Ali Zardari to the U.S. asking for help. Pakistan denies that.
Haqqani said Thursday he did not write or deliver the reported memo but offered his resignation to end the controversy.