Asim Iftikhar replaces Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri as FO spokesperson



The federal government appointed Asim Iftikhar as the new Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson on Friday, replacing Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Iftikhar had served in the United Nations (UN), whereas he had also served as Pakistan's ambassador to Thailand.

Former FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri will be assuming responsibilities as Ambassador to Australia.

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He was appointed as FO spokesperson in August 2020 when he replaced Aisha Farooqui.

Chaudhri also held the position of Director-General South Asia. He has a career spanning over 26 years.

The outgoing FO spokesperson has also served as the director general of Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey at the foreign affairs ministry, joint secretary national security at the national security division and director general at the president’s secretariat.

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