‘My contacts helped US eliminate Osama’ – Husain Haqqani : Pakistan furious
- Husain Haqqani said that his relationships with Obama’s campaign team led to cooperation between Pak and the US in fighting terrorism.
- Haqqani claimed that he was forced to resign in 2011
- Haqqani said that he had acted under the authorisation of elected civilian leaders.
Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif on Wednesday has demanded parliamentary commission over Hussain Haqani’s revelations made in an article.
Speaking in National Assembly, Khawaja Asif said that opposition parties get rid of the issue by terming Hussain Haqani as ‘traitor’. He said thousands of Americans were given visas without informing intelligence agencies.
Khawaja Asif said that then government was involved in anti-Pakistan plans. He further urged the authorities to hold proper probe into the matter.
Meanwhile, opposition leader Khurshid Shah supported open investigation and demanded to unearth the person who had links with Osama bin Laden.
Earlier, Pakistan’s former US ambassador Hussain Haqani had confessed of assisting American agents to make their way in the country for Abbotabad operation.
The revelations were made in Haqani’s article published in Washington Post.
The former ambassador has written that he not only aided the US intelligence agencies but also persuaded the then government to allow the agents to operate in Pakistan.
“What’s more, 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,” he said.
According to Haqani, the agents arrived in Pakistan and paved way for Abbotabad operation.
He wrote that the then government wanted prominent change in the foreign policy and also sought better relations with Afghanistan and India.
On this promise of Pakistan, Obama administration made a record increase in Pakistan’s economic aid however; the promise was not fulfilled later.