High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood appointed as Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary

Islamabad: Sohail Mahmood, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi will be the country’s new foreign secretary, Pakistani media reported on Sunday.

The announcement was made by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking to reporters in Multan.

Mahmood will take over from incumbent Tehmina Janjua on April 16.

Mahmood’s appointment assumes significance in the wake of India-Pakistan tensions following Pulwama attack and subsequent air-strikes by Indian Air Force on Jaish-e-Mohammad camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.