Sherry Rehman resigns as Ambassador to US

Rehman submits her resignation to caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.


APP/web Desk May 14, 2013
Sherry Rehman. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

WASHINGTON: Sherry Rehman resigned as the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, reported Express News.

“Congratulating the new Parliament on its election, Ambassador Sherry Rehman has sent in her resignation to the (interim) prime minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as possible so that there is no gap in the (Pakistan-US) relationship,” a spokesperson of the embassy said.

Rehman, a former journalist, was information minister for President Asif Ali Zardari after the restoration of civilian rule following a 2008 election. But she resigned in March 2009 over a crisis in which the government was refusing to reinstate judges sacked under the military regime of president Pervez Musharraf.

In 2011, she was appointed as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US after Husain Haqqani resigned in the wake of the Memogate scandal.

COMMENTS (9)

mrashidhai | 8 years ago | Reply

Ms Sherry Rehman was one of the most respected person in PPPP's lot. She resigned from Ambassadorship. Good. Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan was another respected person. He resigned from Senate. Did well.

Mr. Raza Rabbani is also a respected person and Senator. When you are going to resign. PPPP is not a place for a person like you.

Sarah Sajid | 8 years ago | Reply

Finally, she had resigned with dignity, i think it's a good option opted by Sherry Rehman.Keeping the sensitivity of Pak and U.S relations, we require a youthful and brilliant person who can handle pak and U.S issues, in an amicable way.So all we have to do is to keep our fingers cross and hope for the best to happen in future.

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