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Pakistan Envoy to US Booted Over Memo

He allegedly asked US to prevent a coup from Pakistan's military

(Newser) - Pakistan named Sherry Rehman as its new ambassador to the US today after its old one—the well-regarded Hussain Haqqani—was forced to resign yesterday over an ongoing scandal known in Pakistan as “Memogate.” After Osama bin Laden’s death, Haqqani allegedly sent a memo urging the US... More »

Pakistan Blacks Out TV Station Amid Protests

Info minister resigns as gov't bars 'anti-establishment' channel

(Newser) - A Pakistani TV station that criticized the government in recent weeks has had its signal blocked in some areas of the country on government orders, a station official said. The country’s media clampdown has driven its information minister to resign in protest, another official noted. The station shutdown occurs... More »

Bhutto Aide Sees Cover-Up in Changing Cause of Death

Finds skull-fracture theory 'nonsense'

(Newser) - A top aide to Benazir Bhutto charges in a CNN interview that the Pakistani government is trying to cover up the cause of Bhutto's death. Aide Sherry Rehman blasts as "bizarre, dangerous nonsense" the government's conclusion that Bhutto was not struck by bullets, but died of a skull fracture... More »

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