ISLAMABAD: Former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (US) Husain Haqqani has claimed that the government is “being dictated” from certain quarters.
Haqqani, who is accused of running “an anti-Pakistan campaign”, made these remarks at a seminar recently held in the US, in collaboration with Saath Forum.
The aim of “Saath Conference 2018” was to discuss the current socio-political affairs of the country, especially after the recently held general polls.
“The government that came to power after the general elections is running the country in accordance with the dictation of state institutions,” Haqqani said on the occasion.
Earlier, as the conference continued at Washington DC’s Sofitel Hotel, a demonstration against Haqqani was held outside. The protesters held placards inscribed with slogans against the former ambassador.
Reacting to the protest, Haqqani took to Twitter and alleged that it was organised by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
A big thank you to @PTIofficial for organizing a demo against #SaathConference2018, thereby proving that even a few dissidents can scare #Pakistan’s military-backed ruling party. Weak foundation? ? pic.twitter.com/s8hxySuyD6
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) December 16, 2018