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Foreign ministry given ultimatum to respond in Ali Jahangir’s appointment case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has given a last chance to the foreign ministry of Pakistan to submit its response on appointing Ali Jahangir Siddiqui as the Pakistani envoy to the United States.  The LHC was hearing the case against the appointment of Ali Jahangir as the ambassador to the US and took the female protocol officer of foreign ministry to task for not complying with court's order of submitting a rejoinder on Ali's hiring from the ministry. The high court warned if response is not submitted by the next…

Ali Jahangir meets US defense secretary James Mattis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's envoy to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui met US secretary of defense James N. Mattis at Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Jahangir received a warm welcome from James Mattis at Pentagon where the duo discussed Pakistan-US relations and pondered over the matters pertaining to the region. According to sources, Mattis apprised Siddiqui about the US strategy in Afghanistan and the options of bringing Afghan Taliban to the table for negotiations. Last…

No specific talks held with US on military aid, says Siddiqui

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui says Pakistan has chalked out a 15-month time frame to come out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list.  In an interview with a foreign media outlet, he said his main focus has been on promoting trade and economic ties with Washington. Mr. Siddiqui said Pakistan has development cooperation with China, adding that both China and the US are equally important for it. To a question, he said terrorist activities in Pakistan have…

US envoy Ali Jahangir attends first public event in Washington

WASHINGTON: New ambassador to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui attended his first public event in Washington that was arranged by a Republican leader Sajid Tarrar to welcome the new Pakistani envoy to the US. Speaking to the attendees of the event, he asserted that he is determined to strengthen the ties between US and Pakistan. “Resolution of issues of Pakistani community is our priority because this very community will assist in bringing betterment to the Pak-US relations,” he added. Siddiqui urged everyone to…

Pakistan’s envoy to US presents credentials to Trump

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's new ambassador to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump. Siddiqui reached the White House to present his credentials to the American president who endorsed his appointment as Pakistan's envoy in Washington. He assumed charge as ambassador to the United States on 30th of the last month. On March 08, the then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed him as Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington. His appointment triggered strong…

Pakistan’s new envoy to US Ali Jahangir takes charge

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui has taken up his position amid strained ties between Islamabad and Washington.  He replaced Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who relinquished his charge on Tuesday after serving as Pakistani envoy in the US for more than a year. Mr Siddiqui reached Washington on Monday night and was greeted at the airport by deputy chief of Pakistan Mission to the US Rizwan Sheikh. On March 08, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed him as Pakistan's…

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…

Ali Jahangir to take charge as Pakistan’s envoy to US on May 28

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s envoy-designate for the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is set to take up his new position on May 28, ARY News reported. Siddiqui, who is facing a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry for allegedly causing a loss of Rs40 billion to the national exchequer through embezzlement, will board a flight for Washington tonight. He will replace the outgoing Pakistani ambassador to Washington Aizaz Chaudhry, who is expected to reach back home on May 29. The appointment of Ali Jahangir…

Arguments sought on petition against Ali Jahangir Siddiqui’s appointment

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sought arguments on a petition challenging the probable appointment of Ali Jahangir Siddiqui as Pakistani envoy to the United States. Justice Athar Minallah, who headed a single bench, was hearing the petition filed by Shahzad Siddiqui Alvi, who requested the court to declare Siddiqui’s nomination for the post as illegal and unconstitutional. Siddiqui, who is prime minister’s special assistant, has been designated as Pakistan's ambassador to Washington. The judge…

NAB again summons Pakistan’s envoy-designate to US Ali Jahangir Siddiqui

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has re-summoned designated Ambassador to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui for an inquiry into an embezzlement case. According to the NAB, Ali Jahangir has been summoned again to appear before an inquiry committee for embezzlement charges, after he failed to turn up before the committee following first summon. He is facing charges for selling shares to government institutions above the asking price and causing investors Rs 40 billion worth of losses. Ali…