Pakistan's Ambassador to US Ali Jehangir Siddiqui relinquished charge, new envoy to take charge
*WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui has relinquished the charge of his office.*
New Pakistani envoy to US Dr. Asad Majeed Khan is expected to take charge soon.
Ali Jahangir Siddiqui while stepping down from his ambassadorial assignment said that he was leaving the Pak-US ties in better condition adding that the two countries are getting engaged in contacts at the high level.
The PTI government on Oct 4, had announced that it had decided to remove political appointees from key ambassadorial positions across the world.
Five ambassadors who were appointed at key world capitals during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) tenure relinquished their offices earlier.
Pakistan’s high commissioner to Canada Tariq Azeem Khan, ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Khan Husham bin Siddique their charge. The ambassadors to Morocco, Cuba and Serbia also handed over their charges to their second-in-command at the respective missions.
Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is facing charges regarding the role of his company in the alleged manipulation of shares that resulted in a loss of billions of rupees to the national treasury.