Pak HC in UK gets another extension

The Pakistani government has granted another extension to Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom. This comes after he was given an extension of service and stay in the British capital for six months upon the end of his tenure last year. His extended period of service was supposed to end on May 23.

According to sources, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister (PSPM) Dr. Syed Tauqeer Hussain Shah’s new letter states that the high commissioner will stay in London for a day before his replacement arrives. Dr. Muhammad Faisal Chaudhary, Pakistan’s current ambassador for Germany, has already been appointed as the new High Commissioner for the UK, with the British government’s approval. Islamabad is expected to receive the necessary documents within a week, and the new envoy will move to London before July.

Syeda Saqlain, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Kenya, has been designated to be the envoy for Germany, and her consent has also been sought from Nairobi. She will move to Berlin sometime next month. Meanwhile, Ibrar Ahmad, a young diplomat, has been appointed as the country’s new high commissioner to Kenya, and his posting orders have been conveyed to Nairobi.