The Washington Post has made some startling revelations about ex-US ambassador Richard Olson’s stint in Pakistan.
According to the newspaper, the former US officials had illicit relationships with multiple Pakistani women, including a female TV reporter.
This TV reporter in question is Muna Habib. The Washington Post in its article titled “Diamonds, girlfriends, illicit lobbying: The fall of a former ambassador” revealed that the ex-ambassador and the Pakistani journalist dated for two years.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discovered about their relationship and questioned Olson about it.
FBI’s investigation found out that the ex-US diplomat made arrangements for Muna Habib to move to New York and attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He had arranged for a Pakistani American businessman to pay $25,000 for her tuition bills.
The two broke up after the journalist discovered that he was cheating on her and his wife.
“Ms. Habib believed that they were dating exclusively, while Amb. Olson was not under that same impression,” Olson’s lawyers acknowledged in court.
However, they once again resumed contact when Muna Habib needed $93,000 to attend the prestigious university.
The ex-US ambassador agreed to help his ex-girlfriend by introducing her to Imaad Zuberi.
Zuberi had high level business and political contacts in Pakistan, China and the Middle East, according to court records.
In 2015, Muna wrote about her relationship with Olson: “Our break up has been one of the most difficult periods of my life. I knew how you had behaved in all your previous relationships and I continued to see you. It didn’t matter to me because of how you made me feel loved, special, something that I had never experienced before.”
In response, the Olson wrote, “Glad we’re still friends. I care deeply about you too.”