Aisha Farooqui new FO spokesperson.

 
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Byline: SHAFQAT ALI

ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday announced the appointment of Director General Ms Aisha Farooqui as the new Spokesperson of Foreign Office.

According to a notification dated December 17, 2019 and issued here on Thursday, Aisha Farooqui, Director General, has been transferred and posted as Director General/Spokesperson of the Foreign Office with immediate effect and until further orders. Another officer Sajjad Ahmed Seehar, Director General, on return from NMC (National Management Course) has also been transferred and posted as Member Directing Staff, National Defence University, added the notification.

Aisha Farooqui, Consul General at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, United States, will replace Dr Mohammed Faisal as FO spokesperson.

Outgoing spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said his successor will take charge soon. 'Ms Aisha Farooqui will take charge as the new spokesperson. She is a very senior officer,' he said.

Dr Faisal, who served as the spokesperson for two years and two months, has been appointed as Pakistan's ambassador to Germany replacing Johar Salim.

Presently, Consul General at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, Aisha Farooqui did masters in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.

Aisha Farooqui has received a diploma in French from France, she is a native of Karachi and she has two daughters.

She is also author of 'Musings...

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