Ali Jahangir presents credentials to President Trump

Jun 24, 2018| Courtesy by : tribune.com.pk

Newly-appointed ambassador to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui presented credentials to President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House.

 

Siddiqui assumed charge of the crucial post on May 30. His appointment as envoy came four days before the tenure of the then Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government ended.

Siddiqui’s appointment raised eyebrows nationwide with many diplomats also expressing surprise over the development. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had earlier urged Prime Minister  Nasirul Mulk to rescind Siddiqui’s appointment.

 
A Cornell University graduate, Siddiqui was named a young global leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014. A banker by profession, Siddiqui also chairs over JS Bank and Private Equity.

The new envoy is well-versed with the public sector, having served as member of the Privatisation Commission, Private Sector Advisory Board of the Planning Commission, Sindh Board of Investment and Community Development Board of the Government of Sindh. Prior to his appointment as ambassador, he served as special assistant to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The Cornell alumnus is the son of noted businessman Jahangir Siddiqui.

 

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