New Delhi Date. Wednesday, January 02, 2022

There is a lot of discussion these days about Masood Khan of Pakistan. The main reason for the debate is that Masood Khan has been declared ambassador to the US by Imran Khan’s government but the US Joe Biden administration is suspending his acceptance for two months. Due to which Pakistan is getting a lot of defamation. Imran Khan appointed Masood Khan as his ambassador to the US in November, but approval for his appointment is taking a long time. In fact, Republican lawmakers in America have made serious allegations against Masood Khan.

“Masood Khan is a jihadist and a true supporter of terrorists,” said Scott Perry, a Republican lawmaker in the United States, in a letter to US President Joe Biden. Even more so, Masood Khan has harmed American interests as well as the security of our Indian allies. Hence Masood Khan’s nomination should be cancelled.

Who is Masood Khan really?

70-year-old Masood Khan is a 1970 batch officer in Pakistan’s Foreign Service. Masood Khan was born in Pakistan’s illegally occupied Rawalkot and has been the President of Pakistan’s illegally occupied Azad Kashmir from 2016 to 2021.

His first major position in the Pakistan Foreign Service began soon after 9/11 when he was appointed spokesperson in the Pakistan Foreign Office. He has been very friendly with the press which has also been praised by Indian journalists. Pakistan has very few officers from illegally occupied Kashmir so they became very popular in Pakistani army as well.

He was soon appointed as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva by the Musharraf government. He was appointed as Pakistan’s ambassador to China by Yusuf Raza Gilani’s government in 2008. Four years later, he became the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. On his return to Pakistan, he was made the President of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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Masood Khan is known for his anti-India and sympathetic attitude towards terrorists. They have been seen opposing India’s stand even when peace is established between India and Pakistan. They believe that India has occupied Pakistan while Pakistan itself does not officially recognize Kashmir as its own.

Masood Khan, on the other hand, is mostly a supporter of terrorists. Recently, he said that while the US can talk to the Taliban, a one-time dangerous enemy, it should also pave the way for the release of Afiya Siddiqui, a US prisoner. Afia Siddiqui is better known as Lady Al Qaeda. Masood Khan has also described the dangerous terrorist Burhan Bani killed by the Indian Army as a hero.

He worked with China to thwart Indian efforts to ban Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar at the United Nations. Imran Khan has chosen Masood Khan because of his anti-India and anti-Modi stand.