Pakistan’s former US ambassador Husain Haqqani talking on a tv present on Wednesday night time stated that he’s prepared give a press release to a fee investigating current claims he made in an op-ed revealed by the Washington Submit.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif earlier at the moment referred to as for a parliamentary fee to probe Haqqani’s claims that his ‘connections’ with the Obama administration enabled america (US) to focus on and kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
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DawnNews present NewsEye host Mehar Bukhari requested Haqqani whether or not he would seem earlier than a fee ─ if one was arrange ─ probing the matter, to which the previous ambassador responded within the affirmative.
“Many commissions have been arrange and a report additionally launched, however till at present the Supreme Courtroom has not taken motion on this report,” he claimed.
“Somebody sitting outdoors the nation can keep there and provides a press release. If a fee needs a press release from me, they need to ask in writing… I’ll give a press release by way of video hyperlink,” he stated.
Nevertheless, he maintained that “nothing new has been stated that have to be denied.”
In his article revealed in The Washington Publish on Friday, Haqqani defended the Trump workforce’s contacts with Russia throughout and after the 2016 US presidential elections and stated he additionally had established comparable relations with members of the Obama marketing campaign through the 2008 elections.
These contacts “led to nearer cooperation between Pakistan and america in preventing terrorism over the three 1/2 years I served as ambassador” and “ultimately enabled the USA to find and remove bin Laden with out relying on Pakistan’s intelligence service or army, which have been suspected of sympathy towards Islamist militants,” the op-ed stated.
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Haqqani right now stated “the People took benefit of the ties that we facilitated and carried out an operation… I additionally wrote that on this operation, we weren’t taken into confidence. This consists of the military and the civilian authorities.”
“The issue arose when the dialogue occurred concerning the growing variety of People in Pakistan, as a result of they’d given us a really giant help package deal ─ $7 billion. Once they elevated their numbers, a few of our individuals stated if we’re taking their assist, we should always allow them to come right here too.”
“A spy doesn’t inform you that he’s a spy earlier than he visits… Many People got here in bigger quantity numbers, certainly there have been spies current amongst them,” he stated.
“I wrote that that is what occurred, however I didn’t say that anybody meant this on objective,” he added.
“The purpose is that the Central Intelligence Company operatives who notified and got here to Pakistan, all of them notified the Inter-Providers Intelligence. They did not telephone me and say I am a CIA man, I am travelling, please give me a visa,” he claimed.
“Osama bin Laden was present in Pakistan not as a result of somebody was issued a visa, however as a result of he was in Pakistan,” Haqqani stated.
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