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Govt to appoint career diplomats in key world capitals: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that in order to make Pakistan’s foreign policy stronger and robust, the government was appointing career diplomats in London, Washington, Riyadh and other important world capitals.
In a news conference held in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Qureshi said that no political appointee would be considered for the top diplomatic position in key world capitals.
Qureshi said that Dr Asad Majeed Khan was being considered to replace Ali Jahangir in the US and Nafees Zakaria who already has served as deputy high commissioner, to be appointed a new high commissioner in the UK.
He further gave a list of names who might be the new ambassadors, which include Raja Ali Ijaz for Saudi Arabia, Raza Bashir Tarar for Ottawa, 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.

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