Hussain Haqqani, the embattled Pakistani Ambassador to the US, has tendered his resignation and expressed readiness to face an enquiry before the top military and political leadership here at the Presidency, Geo News reported Tuesday.
According to sources, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has accepted Haqqani’s resignation.
Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar has said that the Prime Minister demanded resignation from the US Ambassador in order to ensure a transparent enquiry into the memogate issue.
A meeting of top military and political leadership is still underway at the Presidency to grill Husain Haqqani for his alleged role in the memo issue.
President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani besides Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and and the ISI Chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha are present at the meeting.
Reuters Adds: Pakistan's ambassador to the US resigned on Tuesday, days after a Pakistani-American businessman said the envoy was behind a controversial memo that accused the Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.
Envoy Husain Haqqani said on his Twitter account he had sent his resignation to the prime minister.
Haqqani said he had served the country as an Ambassador for three and a half years and would “contribute to building a new Pakistan free of bigotry and intolerance.”
He further said that he would focus his energies on the above mentioned.