Qureshi urges opposition parties to cooperate with govt in resolving issues

South Punjab province secretariat to become functional from July: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Husain Qureshi has urged leaders of opposition parties to cooperate with government in resolving the issues faced to the country.
Talking to newsmen in Multan on Sunday, he said leaders of the political parties should set aside their political differences and play their positive role in security matters of the country.
The Foreign Minister said despite different kinds of challenges, the incumbent government is trying to bring the country on the way of development.
Shah Mahmood informed that after the retirement of foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua, Sohail Mahmood is being appointed as new foreign secretary.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that Mahmood will replace Tehmina Janjua, who is retiring on April 16 after serving in the position for two years.
“Sohail Mahmood has been appointed foreign secretary after consultation with the prime minister,” Qureshi said.
Praising Janjua’s work, Qureshi said, that she handled difficult situations in an excellent manner.
Janjua is the first woman to become Pakistan’s foreign secretary.
With a vast diplomatic experience under his belt, Mahmood is currently Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India. He previously served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey. Before that, he served as the ambassador to Thailand and permanent representative to the UNESCP Bangkok for four years till 2013.
Mahmood has also served as political coordinator for Pakistan’s delegation to the UN Security Council before assuming office in Bangkok. He was Additional Foreign Secretary for America at the headquarters before leaving for Thailand.


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