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Pakistan’s new envoy to US leaves for Washington to assume office

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is expected to arrive in the US on May 28 and will take charge as new Pakistani envoy to the US on May 29 (Tuesday), ARY News reported. 

Jahangir is traveling to Washington along with his family on his new diplomatic passport.

The new US ambassador has also been summoned by the National Accountability Court (NAB) in a corruption case involving embezzlement of Rs55 billion.

It is pertinent to mention here that Ali Jahangir is due to take up his new position merely two days before the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government completes its five-year term in power.

He will succeed Aizaz Chaudhry who has been serving as Pakistan’s envoy to the US until his retirement last month.

Siddiqui, who holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University, US, is the son of the famous banker and businessman Jahangir Siddiqui. He has served as director of Airblue airlines, Lucky Cement, Azgard Nine along with several other companies. In 2014, he was honoured as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.

Besides, he has also served as member of the Privatisation Commission, the Private Sector Advisory Board of the Planning Commission, the Sindh Board of Investment, and as member of the Community Development Board of the Government of Sindh.

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