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About Sherry Rehman

Sherry Rehman is former Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

Professional Biography

As Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting

In March 2009, he condemned the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team and said that act is an attempt to spoil Pak reputation. On March 14, 2008 he was forced to resign following government's handling of the electronic media and insistence by President Asif Zardari and his close aides to impose further restrictions on private news channels. Zardari said Sherry left him in difficult times. On March 15, 2009, Rehman's resignation is accepted and Qamar Zaman Kaira took over his post.

Sherry Rehman in News

U.S. senators plotting moves to 'force' Pak to free jailed 'Osama doc' Afridi
Two U.S. lawmakers, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, plan to press Pakistani Ambassador Sherry Rehman this week for the release of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi who was sentenced to 33 years imprisonment after he helped the CIA track down Osama Bin Laden.

Pak envoys in 'limbo' after Gilani's disqualification as PM
Pakistani ambassadors to the United Nations, United States and Britain among other countries are facing legal and diplomatic problems after the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani as Pakistan's prime minister.

'Appropriate' U.S. apology for NATO strikes must to reset broken ties: Sherry Rehman
Pakistan's Ambassador to America, Sherry Rehman, has sought for greater appreciation of the Pakistani perspective on the fight against terror, and emphasised the importance of an "appropriate" American apology over the Salala incident to move forward the relationship.

Sherry Rehman successfully blocks U.S. Senator from adding Pak aid cut provision
U.S. Senator Paul Rand has been blocked from attaching an amendment to the farm bill that would withhold U.S. aid to Pakistan.

Return of U.S. team not an institutional pullout: Sherry Rehman
Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman has said that the return of the U.S. team from Islamabad, following negotiations with their Pakistani counterparts on the revival of NATO supply routes, does not represent an institutional U.S. pullout.

Pak rejects Panetta's 'oversimplified' comments on 'militant safe havens' in country
Pakistan has rejected U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent comments on militant safe havens in Pakistan, a move that could intensify tensions between troubled allies- Islamabad and Washington.

Sherry Rehman terms Panetta's 'losing patience with Pak' remarks "unhelpful"
Pakistan's envoy to the United States, Sherry Rehman, has branded U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's latest stab at Islamabad's failure to tackle militant safe havens, as "unhelpful", saying it would make it harder for the two countries to narrow their differences.

U.S. 'agrees' to pay Pak 1.18 bn dollars of CSF arrears
The United States has reportedly agreed to reimburse 1.18 billion dollars, which is almost 75 per cent of the claims Pakistan has submitted as expenses incurred in the fight against militants along the Afghan border, diplomatic sources have said.

Pakistan hands US 'five demands' for normalising broken relations
Hours before the start of NATO summit in Chicago, Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman had called for the U.S. administration to execute Pakistan's five demands to salvage the relationship between the two countries.

Zardari, Karzai agree to extend Transit Trade Agreement to Central Asia
Pakistan and Afghanistan has agreed in principle to extend the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement beyond Afghanistan to the countries in Central Asia.

Pak looking for 'positive conversation' over NATO supply resumption: Sherry Rehman
Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman has said that Islamabad is looking at 'positive conversation' about reopening of NATO supply routes during the Chicago Summit.

Blocking funds till reopening of NATO routes 'detrimental' to U.S.-Pak relations: Rehman
Following the passage of an annual U.S. defence policy bill blocking funds to Pakistan till reopening of NATO supply routes, Pakistan's Ambassador in Washington Sherry Rehman has said the amendment would not ease relations between the United States and Pakistan.

Pak adamant on U.S. apology on Salala incident: Sherry Rehman
Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman has refuted the impression that Pakistan has deviated from its position of demanding an apology from the U.S. on the Salala firing incident, adding that Pakistan would continue pressing for a formal apology.

Pak govt can't reopen NATO supply routes in defiance of Parliament diktat: Qureshi
With the pressure building up on Pakistan to reopen NATO supply routes, and a decision pending before the Cabinet's Defence Committee (DCC), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked whether a policy unanimously approved by the Parliament can be overruled by the executive.

Pak-U.S. ties paralyzed after leaders, military fail to break NATO route opening logjam
Pakistan's top political and military leadership is in a fix on how to repair troubled ties with the U.S. after Washington's reluctance to apologise over last year's Salala attacks, and halting drone strikes.

Sherry Rehman says 'Pak has no connection with terror groups'
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said her country has no connection with terrorist organizations.

Gilani confers status of minister to ambassador to US Sherry Rehman
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has conferred the status of a federal minister on the country's ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman.

US, Pak exploring terms of engagement to revive ties
The United States and Pakistan are exploring new terms of engagement for reviving their ties, which have deteriorated rapidly since January 2011.

'Pak will no longer allow US to use its airspace to target militants'
Pakistan has warned the United States that it will no longer allow the latter to use its airspace to attack militants and collect intelligence on al-Qaeda and other groups.

Sherry Rehman says US Congressman's resolution on Balochistan may undermine US-Pak ties
Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman has expressed serious concern over Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's resolution on Balochistan, in a letter addressed to US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner.

Pak diplomats want written US apology over NATO attack before reopening Afghan supplies
Pakistani diplomats serving in about 15 countries have suggested that NATO supplies to Afghanistan should remain blocked till the US officially releases a written apology and gives security assurances over the recent attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

'Memogate' scandal cannot derail Pak Govt: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said any scandal cannot derail the government, and those targeting the latter would be disappointed.

No clearance taken from military for Sherry Rehman's appointment as Pak envoy to US: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has negated the impression that any sort of clearance was taken from the military for the appointment of Sherry Rehman as the country's ambassador to the US.

Transition from Haqqani to Rehman as Pak envoy will be 'seamless': US
Sherry Rehman's taking over as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from Hussain Haqqani will be 'seamless,' a State Department spokesman has said.

Zardari "happiest person" over Sherry Rehman's appointment as New Pak envoy to US
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari appeared the happiest person after his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) colleague Sherry Rehman was appointed the country new ambassador to the US following Hussain Haqqani's resignation, sources have claimed.

Sunni Tehreek "not satisfied" with 'anti- blasphemy' Rehman's appointment as Pak envoy to US
The Sunni Tehreek (ST) in Pakistan has expressed serious concerns, and disappointment over the appointment of Sherry Rehman as the country's ambassador to the United States (US) following the resignation of Hussain Haqqani.

Pak Parliamentary Committee to discuss memo scandal soon
Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security would reportedly meet on November 25 under the chairmanship of Senator Raza Rabbani to discuss the Memo Gate scandal, which eventually led to the ouster of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani.

US lauds Haqqani's 'strong support for US-Pakistan ties'
The United States has praised the service of Pakistani Ambassador Hussain Haqqani, whose resignation was accepted yesterday after being accused of urging the Americans to stop the Pakistani military from seizing power following the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Sherry Rehman appointed Pak's new Ambassador to US following Haqqani's resignation
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and member of the National Assembly (MNA) Sherry Rehman has been appointed as Pakistan's new Ambassador to the United States following Hussain Haqqani's resignation over the Memo Gate scandal.

Pakistan - Intrigues, manoeuvres, aspirations and turbulence- Memogate- who dunnit and why
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But not in Pakistan, where things evolve in a convoluted and conspiratorial fashion.

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