Islamabad [Pakistan]: Tehmina Janjua, who is presently serving as Pakistan representative to the UN, has been appointed as Pakistan’s first woman foreign secretary.
According to the Foreign Office, Janjua will assume the charge as foreign secretary from the first week of March.
Janjua’s appointment was approved by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after considering all names for the key diplomatic post, reports Geo News.
She will be replacing incumbent Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry.
Janjua joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1984 after studying french literature at the Quaid-e-Azam University. She later received a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1989.
Janjua served in served as the Director General of Strategic Planning in the Foreign Secretary’s Office and in 2011 became Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
She also served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy between December 2011 and October 2015.(ANI)