WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Ambassador Richard Olsen to be the next US envoy to Pakistan, the Cable, a subsidiary of Foreign Policy magazine, reported Wednesday.Olsen, a senior member of the Foreign Service, has been serving as the coordinating director for development and economic affairs at US Embassy in Kabul, since June 2011.If confirmed, he will replace Ambassador Cameron Munter, who announced in May that he would step down from his post after only 18 months on the job. Munter, who presided over the Islamabad embassy during perhaps the worst period in US-Pakistan relations in over a decade, resigned of his own accord and will retire from the foreign service and join the private sector, the Cable, citing three sources, said.Before going to Kabul, Olsen was US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2008-2011. He previously served abroad in Mexico, Uganda, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and as deputy chief of mission at the US mission to the NATO. His Washington assignments included stints at the State Department Operations Center, NATO Desk, the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs and the Office of Iraqi Affairs.According to the Cable, “Pakistan watchers and experts saw the choice as a reasonable one and generally said Olsen was a competent and safe choice, but that he faces an uphill battle in moving the relationship forward if and when he gets to Islamabad.”