Breaking News

US Blocks Pak Ambassador Masood Khan’s Appointment; Big Blow To Imran Khan Administration

Source : Republic

US Blocks Pak Ambassador Masood Khan’s Appointment; Big Blow To Imran Khan Administration
Representative Image



Pakistan faced a massive global embarrassment as the United States blocked the appointment of a new Pakistan ambassador due to possible terror links. Republic Media Network accessed a US Congressman Scott Perry’s letter written to President Joe Biden urging him to reject Masood Khan as the next ambassador from Pakistan over possible terror links. Pakistan’s nominated ambassador is also said to have supported Burhan Wani.

Scott Perry believes that the hold on the appointment of Masood Khan is insufficient. In the letter, he encouraged President Biden to reject any diplomatic credentials submitted by Masood Khan, as well as any attempt by the Pakistani government to appoint the terrorist as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.

“While I am encouraged that the State Department has reportedly placed a pause on approving Masood Khan as the new Ambassador from Pakistan, a pause is not enough. I urge you to reject any diplomatic credentials presented to you by Masood Khan and reject any effort by the Government of Pakistan to install this jihadist as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States,” the letter by Scott Perry to US President read.

Earlier this week ANI reported that the US State Department had not rejected Masood Khan’s nomination. The media agency reported citing the source that Washington has requested more time for his clearance. Masood Khan’s nomination was sent by Pakistan’s Foreign Office in November of last year. It was intended to be authorised in eight weeks under the standard diplomatic procedure. According to The Nation, the State Department has requested extra time for his clearance.

Masood Khan began his goodbye meetings in December of last year. However, due to a delay in his approval by the State Department, he has just halted his meetings. Masood Khan has finished his preparations to take up his ambassadorial job in Washington during a difficult moment for Pakistan-US ties, according to ANI, which cited sources close to him.

Post a Comment

0 Comments