Husain Haqqani

Diplomat, Politician

1956 –

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Who is Husain Haqqani?

Husain Haqqani, alternately spelled Hussain Haqqani, is a Pakistani political author and the former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, appointed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in April 2008, marking a return to government service after being exiled in 1999 following criticisms against the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf. Haqqani resigned on November 22, 2011.

Prior to serving as Ambassador to the United States, Haqqani held several high-ranking positions including as adviser to three former Pakistani prime ministers and as envoy to Sri Lanka. In additions, Haqqani had been a prominent journalist, scholar and educator. He is currently a Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and co-editor of Hudson's signature journal Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. Haqqani is also the Director of the Center of International Relations and a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.

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Born
Jul 1, 1956
Karachi
Also known as
  • Ḥusain Ḥaqqānī
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • University of Karachi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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