January 18th, 2012
10:09 AM ET

Pakistan declines visit by US envoy

Pakistan's government, embroiled in tensions between civilian and military leaders, has declined a visit from a U.S. envoy, a senior Pakistani government official told CNN.

It was unclear if U.S. Special Envoy Marc Grossman had a previously scheduled visit or if he was planning one, but regardless, Pakistan told him not to come at this time.

"His visit could fuel anti-American sentiments and create trouble for the government, which is already surrounded by storms," the official said Wednesday.

The official asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media on this subject.

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  1. saywhat

    Idiots are those policy makers who force this nation into making enemies & losing allies. And letting other powers like China, Russia & India and emerging centers of power like Turkey & even Iran benefit from our idiocy.
    Calling me names wouldn't stop all this.

    January 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |

    No Name Calling It doesnt make what your sayimg right & TRULY SHOWS YOUR TRUE COLORS

    January 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Wtg saywhat. That was beautiful man.

    January 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rk from ny

    dont worry pakis..US knows you now...they have several plans B and C ...and Z to deal with terror state like you...!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Candice

    SO True Jazzy right on girl

    January 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. krm1007

    PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.
    With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
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