Khursheed Shah terms Husain Haqqani as 'traitor'

Khursheed Shah terms Husain Haqqani as 'traitor'

Islamabad (Web Desk): Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah has termed Pakistan’s former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani as a 'traitor'.

"This man [Haqqani] is not worthy of being debated on in Parliament. He is seeking to gain the attention of the US administration by issuing such statements," said Shah.

Haqqani had served as the ambassador to the United States during former Pakistan People's Party regime.

Recently, Haqqani had admitted that he had facilitated the presence of large number of CIA operatives in Pakistan to track down Osama bin Laden.

In his article published in The Washington Post, Husain Haqqani disclosed, "In November 2011, I was forced to resign as ambassador after Pakistan’s military-intelligence apparatus gained the upper hand in the country’s perennial power struggle. Among the security establishment’s grievances against me was the charge that I had facilitated the presence of large numbers of CIA operatives who helped track down bin Laden without the knowledge of Pakistan’s army — even though I had acted under the authorisation of Pakistan’s elected civilian leaders."

His article stated: "The relationships I forged with members of Obama’s campaign team also led to closer cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in fighting terrorism over the 31/2  years I served as ambassador. These connections eventually enabled the United States to discover and eliminate bin Laden without depending on Pakistan’s intelligence service or military, which were suspected of sympathy toward Islamist militants."