Asad Majeed appointed Pakistan’s new foreign secretary


Dr Asad Majeed has been appointed as country’s new Foreign Secretary.

Establishment Division issued a notification of the appointment on Friday.

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MOFA in a statement issued on Friday announced that Asad Majeed had been appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to the European Union a few months ago.

He also returned to Pakistan on the alleged US “cypher” and briefed the National Security Committee about it.

Asad Majeed will replace Suhail Mehmood who has retired from his service.

Dr Asad Majeed is a seasoned officer of the Foreign Service and holds a PhD degree.

Who’s Pakistan new foreign secretary?

During his diplomatic career spanning over 33 years, Amb. Khan has held several key positions such as Pakistan’s Ambassador to US; Pakistan’s Ambassador to Japan, Additional Foreign Secretary (Americas); Director General (Americas); Director General (West Asia); Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires ad interim to the United States; Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C.; Additional Secretary (Foreign Affairs) at the President’s Secretariat; Director General (United Nations); Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations; Director (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation); Director (Economic Coordination); Second Secretary in the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo and Desk Officer for US and India during early years of his career.

Dr. Asad earned his Doctorate in International Economic and Business Law (LL.D.) from Kyushu University Japan and has been a resource person at various academic institutions in Pakistan including International Islamic University, Lahore, University of Management Sciences, Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan and Foreign Services Academy on International Trade, Law and WTO affairs.

He is married to Mrs. Zunaira Asad Khan and has two children.