ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday approved the appointment of Pakistan’s ambassador to various world capitals including replacing foreign office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, ARY NEWS reported.
According to the details, the prime minister approved the appointment of Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri as high commissioner in Australia as the current ambassador will serve as ambassador in Norway.
Seljuk Tarar was appointed as ambassador in the Netherlands, while ambassador Shujaat Rathore was appointed as the state envoy in Spain.
Subsequently, Amir Shaukat was assigned as ambassador in Switzerland and Amir Khurram Rathore as high commissioner in Canada. Outgoing envoy from Canada, Raza Bashir was assigned to the foreign ministry.
In other changes, Ahmed Naseem Waraich was assigned as envoys in Portugal, Amjad Ahmed Ali and Moazzam Ali as general advisors in Iraq and Melbourne respectively.
In a a similar revamp made in October 2018, the government announced a major overhaul of its diplomatic deployments abroad, including the proposed appointment of two career diplomats Dr Asad Majeed Khan and Nafees Zekria as Pakistan’s new ambassadors and high commissioner in Washington and London.
At that time, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi conveyed that the appointment of a career diplomat as Pakistan’s new envoy in Washington (US), London (UK), Ottawa (Canada), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Doha (Qatar), Rabat (Morocco), Belgrade (Serbia) ), Havana (Cuba) and Dubai (UAE) was decided after detailed discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Provide details proposed The appointment, the Indonesian Foreign Minister said that Raza Bashir Tarar would be appointed as High Commissioner for Ottawa, Ambassador Raja Ali Aijaz in Riyadh, Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah in Doha, Ambassador Hamid Asghar Khan in Belgrade, Ambassador Sahibzada Ahmad Khan in Havana, and Consul Ahmad Amjad Ali. General in Dubai.