Tehmina Janjua appointed new foreign secretary

Replaces Aizaz Chaudhry; will take charge in March

News Desk February 13, 2017
Tehmina Janjua. PHOTO: FILE

Tehmina Janhua, Pakistan’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, was appointed as the new foreign secretary on Monday.

According to the Foreign Office, Janjua will take charge in the first week of March. She will replace Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who will be taking charge as the new ambassador to the US.

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She is a career foreign service officer with over 32 years of experience. Prior to her current posting, she also served as the ambassador to Italy from 2011 to 2015, and the foreign ministry spokesperson in 2011.

She holds two master’s degrees – one from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and another from Columbia University, New York.


kemosabe | 7 years ago | Reply @Muneer: Nah, if a woman is to be earmarked for the post, Maliha Lodhi would have been a much better choice, at least she can articulate brilliantly in English and is as shrewd as they come.
Muneer | 7 years ago | Reply Abdul Basit ambassador to India was a better choice in every respect to head the Foreign Ministry at the Secretary level.
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