Pakistan appoints new incumbent envoy to India


Pakistan on Monday appointed career diplomat Moin-ul-Haque as the High Commissioner to India succeeding Sohail Mehmood who left the Commissioner’s post to join as Pakistan’s foreign secretary.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister after the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced new envoys to India along with 18 other countries.

Mr. Moin-ul-Haque who is the current ambassador to France has also previously served as the chief of protocol at the Foreign Office. He joined foreign service of Pakistan in 1987.

Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a video statement said that “New Delhi, India, is very important. After consultation I have decided to appoint Moin-ul-Haque, the current ambassador in France, who will be sent to (New) Delhi and I hope that Haque will deliver.”

The foreign minister also confirmed the other major appointments. Naghmana Hashmi will replace Masood Khalid as the career diplomat to China, Imtiaz Ahmad has been appointed as the Ambassador to Japan and Zaheer Janjua who is currently serving as the additional secretary to Europe will be sent to Pakistani mission in Brussels.

The Pakistani foreign minister in his tweet stated that he is hopeful that the newly appointed ambassadors will represent Pakistan with utmost dignity and effectiveness.

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