Pakistan's new High Commissioner in India takes charge

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Tuesday presented his credentials to
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapathi Bhawan.

Sohail Mahmood, who joined foreign service in 1985, was earlier deputed in Turkey as Ambassador of Pakistan . He
replaced Abdul Basit, a career diplomat, after his premature retirement last month, a message received here from New Delhi said.

Before assuming his position at Ankara, Mahmood was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Islamabad, where he earlier served as Director General (2005- 2009), Director (1995-1998) and Section Officer (1986-1991).

He was born in 1962 and has done Masters in History and International Relations.

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