PM green-lights five foreign postings

Approves a summary moved by Ministry of Information


Our Correspondent August 15, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a summary – moved by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting – for the transfer of five officers of the Information Group to Pakistani embassies in Washington, Berlin, Moscow, Ankara, and Hong Kong.

These officers include three officers of Grade-19 and two of Grade-18.
Sarfaraz Hussain, an officer of Grade-19, has been posted as the press consular at the Washington Embassy. Hussain is currently posted at the Prime Minister Office and is the head of its media team.

Hina Malik has been posted as a press consular at the Pakistan Embassy in Berlin and Zafaryab Khan has been posted as the press consular at the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow. Zafaryab Khan is currently working as the spokesperson of the Ministry of Water and Power.

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A Grade-18 officer of Information Group, Mehru Arshad, will now serve as the press attaché at the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara while Asiya Rehman Khan will serve as the Pakistan Embassy’s press attaché in Hong Kong.

The Information Group plays a vital role in national image building within and abroad. After the completion of the common training programme, the probationers join Information the Services Academy with a view to acquiring specialized training in media management and public relations.

On completion of specialized training, these officers are posted at various departments including the Press Information Department (PID); the External Publicity Wing; the Internal Publicity Wing; the Directorate of Films and Publications, etc.

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