Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Muhammad Naeem Khan has been elected the Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), according to the foreign ministry.
The election was held in Jeddah on Monday during the meeting of the OIC Permanent Representatives, said a statement issued by the foreign office here.
Candidates from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Malaysia contested for the position of Assistant Secretary General from the Asian Group.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said the consecutive election of Pakistan’s candidate to the senior post of assistant secretary general indicates the prestige and confidence Pakistan enjoys in the OIC.
“Pakistan attaches high importance to the OIC. Ambassador Naeem Khan would continue with our efforts to project and promote the common interests of the Muslim ummah through the OIC,” she added.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2014.