Tehmina Janjua becomes Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary

Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary, having great experience with a career of over 32 years takes charge

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Islamabad, Mar 20, 2017: Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary took charge, heading the Foreign Ministry. She holds a lot of experience with a career of over 32 years in multilateral diplomacy.

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Previously, she was serving in Geneva as a Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Last month, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the previous foreign minister was appointed as ambassador to the United States, while Ms. Janjua was appointed as the new Foreign Minister, reported PTI.

“Tehmina Janjua has assumed charge as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan today, 20th March 2017,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria tweeted.

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She has vast experience of working in multilateral and bilateral domains at both abroad missions and headquarters, having joined the Foreign services in 1984.

A seasoned diplomat, she holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University, New York and Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

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Ms. Janjua also served as Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan’s envoy to Italy.

-Prepared by Nikita Saraf, Twitter: @niki_saraf