Pakistan’s former ambassador to Thailand, Asim Iftikhar, has been appointed as the brand new spokesperson for the Overseas Workplace instead of Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, the FO mentioned in an announcement on Friday.
Previous to his appointment because the spokesperson, Iftikhar held senior positions in Pakistan and within the nation’s international missions, the assertion mentioned.
Iftikhar graduated from the College of Engineering and Expertise in 1991. He was appointed as a director within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2009 and later additionally served because the director-general (United Nations) on the ministry from 2014 to 2017, in line with the FO web site.
In the meantime, Chaudhri, who was appointed because the FO spokesperson in August final 12 months, has been posted because the excessive commissioner to Australia and can depart quickly to take up his submit within the nation, the FO assertion additional mentioned.
That is the third time a Overseas Workplace spokesperson has been modified in lower than two years.
On Aug 5, 2020, Chaudhri had changed Aisha Farooqui who was appointed FO spokesperson in December 2019.
Farooqui was reportedly continuing on a coaching course.