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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