Washington: Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States, Dr Asad Majeed, will assume charge of the office tomorrow (Wednesday).
Dr Majeed is a career diplomat and has previously served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Tokyo. He replaced Ali Jehangir Siddiqui who was nominated by the PML-N government but assumed charge for more than seven months from May 9 to Dec 25, 2018 of his alleged period.
Dr Majeed is going to be Pakistan’s 29th Ambassador to the United States. He has served as Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires and interim to the United States from May 2013 to January 2014 and also assumed charges as Deputy Chief of Mission from March 2012 to September 2015.
Erstwhile Pakistani ambassador and Senator Sherry Rehman, admired the appointment of Majeed saying, she “strongly cheered” this development. “He held the job for six months after I had resigned and even while I was serving, (he was) a stellar, upright and smart diplomat, able to move with the times and challenges,” she tweeted.
Soon after the Pakistan Tehtreek E Insaf government took over, Information Minister Fawad chaudhry announced in October that it has been decided that we will remove Pakistan ambassador to United States.