Pakistan designates new ambassadors in US, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Serbia and other countries
The government of Pakistan on Friday decided to replace all the political appointees approved by the previous government in key diplomatic missions including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that the government approved the appointment of new ambassadors in United States, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Cuba and Serbia.
Dr Asad Majeed Khan, who is currently serving as ambassador to Japan, would be appointed as ambassador to Washington, considered one of the crucial but challenging diplomatic posts.
An outstanding senior diplomat, Nafees Zakaria, familiar with an earlier posting in London is being sent as High Commissioner to London to replace Sahibzada Ahmed Khan.
Senior diplomat Raja Ali Ijaz is being considered for the post of ambassador to Saudi Arabia, while Raza Bashir Tarar is being considered for Canada, Syed Ahsan Raza Shah for Doha, Qatar, Hamid Asghar Khan for Rabat, Morocco, Sheharyar Akbar Khan for Belgrade, Serbia, Sahibzada Ahmed Khan for Havana, Cuba and Ahmed Amjad Ali as the new Consul General for Dubai.