Pakistan's new Foreign Minister appointed after disqualification of Khawaja Asif

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister appointed after disqualification of Khawaja Asif
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan has allotted Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan the additional portfolio of Foreign Ministry on Friday.

The post of foreign minister had been vacated following Khawaja Asif’s disqualification on April 26. The former foreign minister was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for failing to disclose his employment in a UAE company and the monthly salary he was receiving.

Dastgir was given the post of defence minister in August 2017 when Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed a new cabinet following Nawaz Sharif's ouster. <link> <link>

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker from Gujranwala served as the minister for commerce from 2014 to 2017.

Dastgir studied engineering at California Institute of Technology and economics at Bowdoin College before being elected to National Assembly in 2008.

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