ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to appoint Tehmina Janjua as the new foreign secretary in February.
On seniority basis, Masroor A Junejo should replace Aizaz Chaudhry as the foreign secretary , but Junejo’s chances are bleak.
The post will fall vacant after Chaudhry will move to the US to grab the ambassador’s slot next month. Envoy to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani’s term will complete in February.
In the seniority list of Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) Masroor Junejo is the senior-most. He is followed by High Commissioner (HC) to India Abdul Basit, HC to the UK Syed Ibn-e-Abbas and former envoy to France Ghalib Iqbal.
Sources said that until now Permanent Representative to the UN Tehmina Janjua has been tipped and considered hot favourite for the foreign secretary’s slot.