Pakistan hires scandal-tainted former American lawmaker as US lobbyist

Amid a controversy surrounding a pedophile ring and a financial scandal, the former Congressman had announced in 2008 that he would not run for a sixth term

International:-The Embassy of Pakistan here has contracted the administrations of a previous American administrator as a lobbyist, who had left the House of Representatives in the midst of an embarrassment.

On Saturday, Pakistan’s US diplomat Majeed Khan marked an agreement with previous Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds, speaking to Holland and Knight campaigning firm, to propel Pakistan’s interests in the US.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was available during the marking function at the Embassy.

“Joining previous Congressman Reynolds will be a group containing other previous individuals from Congress, previous senior Administration authorities, state house Hill veterans and other expert specialists,” the Embassy said in a media discharge.

Reynolds spoke to New York’s 26th Congressional District for about 10 years from 1999 to 2009.

In the midst of a furious contention encompassing a pedophile ring, and money related outrage including National Republican Congressional Committee, he reported on March 20, 2008 that he won’t keep running for a 6th term.

Around then, he was the fourth most dominant Republican Congressman in the House of Representatives.

As indicated by The New York Times, around then he was hounded by inquiries regarding what he knew about improper email trades between Representative Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, and a youthful Congressional page, and how he reacted when he thought about them.

During the agreement marking service, Reynolds expressed gratitude toward the Foreign Minister for resting trust in Holland and Knight and guaranteed him of their full help in manufacturing solid Pakistan-US relations dependent on shared regard and interests.

Qureshi, in his comments, communicated trust that Holland and Knight would almost certainly work effectively with the Embassy to campaign for Pakistan in the United States. Pakistan did not have a lobbyist for as long as six years.

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