Posts tagged ‘husain haqqani’

January 21, 2012

Haqqani should apologize: A PPP Jiyala’s view

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HH should apologize for the mess he has created thru memogate.

Adapted from: Haqqani must resign

A few things come to mind when observing the fallout of Mansoor Ijaz ratting out Hussain Haqqani on the Memo. The first is that PPP’s media strategy or lack therof has reached a crisis point and secondly that few tears are being shed by genuine PPP workers, activists and leaders at the resignation of Hussain Haqqani.

Allow me to elaborate:

Mr. Haqqani has a tendency to appropriate the credit that was never really his to begin with. Since the beginning,

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January 18, 2012

Husain Haqqani Network distributes women’s wrestling video featuring Mansoor Ijaz

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It is interesting to see that the usual suspects (urban elites and their middle-class flatterers, members of the Namoos-e-Haqqani Network) are currently busy in distributing and publicizing a cheap video clip of women’s wrestling featuring Mansoor Ijaz, one of the two main characters involved in the memo case. The timing and intent of this video are as important as are the issues of the lifestyle liberals’ network and selective morality.

The video was ‘leaked’ on Pakistan’s social media via Shahid Saeed, a junior member of the Namoos-e-Husain-Haqqani network (Honour of Husain Haqqani Network) who is known for his Zardari-phobia, urban elites-philia and Iftikhar Chaudhry apologia. He is the same person who blamed the prosecution for the release of the SSP terrorist Malik Ishaq by the ISI-backed judiciary.

Shahid Saeed claims that he received this video via ‘somebody’. Is that

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January 16, 2012

When journalists and politicians become friends: Husain Haqqani Network – by Nadir Hassan

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Journalists should stop worrying about whether they will be invited for drinks by politicians if they do their jobs well.

Related posts: Husain Haqqani’s press corps – by Nadir Hassan

Misappropriating Imam Hussain for Husain Haqqani

If you are familiar with the recent work of left-of-centre reporters and columnists, you will know two things about them: that they consider Babar Awan a fake pipliya who distributed sweets after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged and that Husain Haqqani is the only remaining bastion of liberalism.

Why the double standards? After all Haqqani has also taken a slow journey to the

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November 24, 2011

Husain Haqqani’s replacement with Sherry Rehman was jointly engineered by Uncle Sam and Pakistan Army – by Laibaah

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This is not a definitive post, however, there are some indications to suggest that at least some USA officials were, to some extent, on board with Pakistan army in trapping and ultimately deseating Ambassador Husain Haqqani in the memogate scandal.

Admiral Mullen initially denied the existence of any memo, only to miraculously find a copy a week later. Why did Mullen first deny and then remember the memo? Was the memory trick to gain something from Pakistan army and repair relations – perhaps by agreeing on person equally acceptable to the USA and the

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November 24, 2011

Pakistan’s urban elitist liberals must not uncritically promote Sherry Rehman

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“My identity is that I am Pakistani and we are first class citizens here, no matter how pushed around we are.” – Sherry Rehman (interview with Huma Imtiaz in 2010)

Related posts: Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman

Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill”

Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman – by Sarah Khan

I was shocked but not surprised to see a swift somersault in Pakistan’s urban elite’s discourse on Twitter on 23 November 2011 in the aftermath of Prime Minister Gilani’s decision to replace Ambassador Husain Haqqani with

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November 22, 2011

Misappropriating Imam Hussain for Husain Haqqani

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Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter

Related post: Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter

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Now please! the country has a lot of Real problems and we need to move on.

JunaidQaiser Junaid Qaiser
HH’s resignation won’t weaken D civilian govt. I’d say that 1’s departure as #US envoy can’t stop democratic

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November 21, 2011

Husain Haqqani’s press corps – by Nadir Hassan

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Related posts: Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter

Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter

A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga

If there is anyone more upset than the PPP government about what increasingly looks like the end of Husain Haqqani’s tenure in Washington, it is Islamabad’s press corps. During his time as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, Haqqani was always freely available for comment and loved nothing more than to give an unsolicited titbit or two, ironically enough, usually on BBM.

But journalists are also finally realising how Haqqani may have played them. Soon after Mansoor Ijaz wrote his infamous column in the Financial Times, Haqqani was quick to get into action. He was typically vigorous in giving off-the-record briefings, all of them trashing Ijaz as a fabulist. He would begin by

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November 21, 2011

Memogate: Urban fake liberals and right wingers’ coordinated plan against democracy

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Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter

Usual suspects have approached the Lahore High Court to place Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s name in the Exit Control List!

This is a serious development which suggests that noose tightens even further around Husain Haqqani. ISI-stooges (Iftikhar Chaudhry loving, Imran Khan worshipping lawyers) have approached the

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November 19, 2011

Memogate: Mr. P kon tha? – by Safdar Abbas Syed

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President Zardari in a meeting Mr. P and Mr. P

زرداری حکومت گرانے کے لیے سرگرم ’مسٹر پی‘ کون تھا؟

لندن (صفدر عباس سید) پاکستان میں’میموگیٹ‘ کو لیکر منتخب حکومت کے گرد تواپوزیشن جماعتیں اور میڈیا گھیرا تنگ کرتے جا رہے ہیں لیکن کسی نے ابھی تک یہ نہیں پوچھا کہ سینئر پاکستانی سفارتکار کے ساتھ بلیک بیری مسیجنگ تبادلے میں پاکستانی امریکن بزنس مین منصور اعجاز نے

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November 18, 2011

Mansoor Ijaz’s interview with Dawn newspaper, names Husain Haqqani as the man behind the memo

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Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani. — File photo

WASHINGTON: Mansoor Ijaz, a Pakistani-American businessman, told Dawn on Thursday that it indeed was Ambassador Husain Haqqani who asked him to deliver an alleged incendiary memo to the then American military chief days after the May 2 US raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, seeking his help to avert a possible military coup in Pakistan.

Ijaz also said he decided to disclose the contents of this alleged secret memo because

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November 17, 2011

Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani

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It is now well established that by virtue of his influential position as Pakistan Ambassador to the USA and excellent social skills, Ambassador Haqqani has been able to create a personal clout within Pakistan’s urban elites, most of whom remain vehemently anti-PPP and anti-Zardari.

In the aftermath of the memogate, currently many urban-centric writers, bloggers in Pakistan and internationally are busy in presenting Ambassador Haqqani as indispensable for democracy in Pakistan, promoting his real and imaginary services to democracy and the PPP. This issue has been dealt in detail in a previous post which can be read here.

In the present post, we would like to present only one example of

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November 17, 2011

Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter

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Related posts: Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter

A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga

Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani

There is a great pandemonium of urban (fake) liberals on Twitter. Mansoor Ijaz has published his BBM conversations with an unknown government official. Admiral Mullen has finally acknowledged that the memo in fact existed and was delivered to him. Najam Sethi has predicted that Husain Haqqani might soon lose his job. Husain Haqqani himself has offered to resign.

With the much speculated resignation of Husain Haqqani in sight, there is an environment of mourning in the circle of Pakistan’s urban elites on Twitter.

غلام بھاگتے پھرتے ہیں مشعلیں لے کر
محل پہ ٹوٹنے والا ہو آسماں جیسے

(Loose translation: Slaves are running around in a state of frenzy as if the sky is going to fall on the palace.)

It is quite entertaining to see known PPP-phobes or Zardari-phobes to see competing with each other praising Ambassador Haqqani and highlighting his indispensability to Pakistan and PPP. Those who usually keep complete silence

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November 3, 2011

A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga

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Related posts: Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan

Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar

I have no major issues with personal clouts and tribal loyalties as long as such clouts and loyalties are used for collective, not personal, benefit. However, questions arise when individuals with shady past and dubious present misappropriate intellectual and political capital of a political party to create and activate a media tribe to promote their personal interests while ignoring or even

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July 28, 2011

Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar

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Related post: From Qasida Khwani to Political Asylum: Malik Siraj Akbar’s convenient journalism

Taken from Twitter, 27 July 2011, without any editing or alteration.

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@husainhaqqani is a friend of #Baloch and #Balochistan. Criticizing him amounts to alienating such friends Who r unpopular

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