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    Pakistan's US ambassador offers to resign

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Pakistan's ambassador to Washington, Hussain Haqqani has offered to resign after being ummoned to Islamabad to explain himself over reports that he sought US help against the Pakistani military.

    Haqqani, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, has played a key role in helping Pakistan's civilian government navigate turbulent relations with Washington that nose-dived over the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder explains the ramifications of the spat.