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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.
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.