Tribune Take: Sherry, in line with the establishment

Published: November 23, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the latest appointment of Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.

Muhammad Ziauddin, executive editor The Express Tribune, says Rehman is a consensus candidate, one that is approved by ‘the powers that be’ in Pakistan; the executive, the establishment and the United States of America.

The appointment comes after Husain Haqqani was asked to resign by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the wake of the Memogate scandal.

Ziauddin says although Rehman is an experienced journalist who has received her political training by former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, she will be the inexperienced one amidst the powerful women in DC, namely US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao. However, back home he says the establishment should be pleased with Rehman’s representation of Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Ali Tanoli
    Nov 23, 2011 - 7:19PM

    Thank god they did not make Rehman malik Phd an ambassader.

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  • sidrah rafique
    Nov 23, 2011 - 7:39PM

    be that as it may,she still stood up for minorities’ rights and was brought a bill against religious intrusion into people’s lives in the shape of the blasphemy laws.she is still a good choice.

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  • Ali
    Nov 23, 2011 - 7:41PM

    Has she joined PTI?

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Nov 23, 2011 - 8:14PM

    Soon another embarrassment will take place in USA.Maturity,depth and foresightedness is far off with the ruling class.Lot of time has passed, it no time to oblige friends and crash merit.

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  • Faizi
    Nov 23, 2011 - 8:43PM

    Can’t read the stragety of Zardari

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  • Mirza
    Nov 23, 2011 - 9:11PM

    The appointment of SR has put paid to all the hopes of rightwing touts to take over. The news of the death of PPP govt were highly exaggerated.

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  • Cautious
    Nov 23, 2011 - 9:41PM

    I hope she is quick on her feet — suspect the first question that every American politician is going to ask is why hasn’t Pakistan taken steps to eliminate those who were hiding OBL. – that’s what your prior Ambassador promised when he said you were going to investigate the incident.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Nov 23, 2011 - 9:49PM

    I wish best of luck to Sherry Rahman.Recommend

  • Sajida
    Nov 23, 2011 - 11:11PM

    If the GOP comes to power in 2012 elections she will be out of step with them as they coddle the religious right in America. You should keep in mind that most Americans are conservatives not liberals.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/141032/2010-conservatives-outnumber-moderates-liberals.aspx
    In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

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  • Allah Rakha
    Nov 23, 2011 - 11:13PM

    Sherry R. is much more needed in Pakistan than abroad.

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  • Asif
    Nov 24, 2011 - 12:58AM

    Guys, atleast buy a copy of the Skype recording tool, and stop using demo software for commercial pruposes.

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  • F Khan
    Nov 24, 2011 - 2:33AM

    Salman Bashir would have been the best choice.Professional career diplomat, brother of noman bashir (acceptable to the khaki boyz) and in line with present developments.But if you are in through a NRO government (support of the USA/UK) than you need someone who is more loyal to your government than the state.The ambassador should be good in english as he/she will have to write op-eds in WP & NYT on behalf of the president of pakistan…..the lady fulfill all the qualities.

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  • Well_wisher
    Nov 24, 2011 - 4:48AM

    This could only happen in Pakistan, Sherry Rehman served as a minister. In any country (including African nations) minister is more powerful than ambassador, how can she be demoted and she will now report to the young Heena Rabbani.. Whav… This is crazy…

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  • Nov 24, 2011 - 5:06AM

    Another blunder by PPP. De-MOCK-racy… LIT RA LEE.

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  • Basharat Lodhi
    Nov 24, 2011 - 7:26AM

    We needed more mature, seasoned and experienced ambassador in the US at this critical juncture of Pak-US relations. But, it seems, our present leadership does not care for national interests.

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  • fairhope
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:27AM

    When I read “REHMAN appointed as ambassador” on DAWN.COM, i totally freaked out. No, not Rehman Malik please.But again you can expect anything form this government.

    Thanks God it is Sherry Rehamn. I hope she proves us right.

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  • Nov 24, 2011 - 10:34PM

    Wait Lahore High Court dicision.

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