Abdul Basit to be the new Pakistan Foreign Secretary

Basit will replace Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry who has been designated to become the country's envoy in United States.

Islamabad: Pakistan's High Commissioner in India, Abdul Basit is set to replace Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as the new Foreign Secretary.

According to GeoTV, Chaudhry has been designated to become country's envoy in the United States.

It is likely that the announcement pertaining to the appointment of Abdul Basit would be made next week.

Basit was selected for the job three years back but couldn't be appointed due to technical reasons and was instead posted as High Commissioner in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's ambassador for the United States Syed Jalil Abbas Jailani has relinquished the charge on completion of his contractual period as ambassador in Washington.

Rizwan Saeed Sheikh will be acting as Charged D' Affairs in Washington till the arrival of Aizaz Chaudhry in the US capital.

According to sources, Pakistan will take decision about new the High Commissioner in India after return of Abdul Basit.

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