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Reshuffle in Foreign office on cards

ISLAMABAD: After the ouster of former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi from the Foreign office, major reshuffling in the Foreign office is on the cards and the next candidate for replacement is Spokesman Abdul Basit.

According to a local news agency it has been decided that Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has been replaced by senior female diplomat Tehmina Janjua.

Agency by quoting his sources said perplexed by the issuance of various statements by the Foreign office on the Raymond Davis issue without taking the center into confidence and thus leading to eventual embarrassment and making the issue more complex has decided to make major changes in the Foreign office. Initially, after the ouster of Shah Mehmood Qureshi Abdul Basit would be replaced. Abdul Basit would be appointed as Additional Secretary Europe Affairs Friends of Democratic Pakistan.

Sources further told that a thorough probe would be made as to why the Foreign office deviated from the foreign policy and adopted a different strategy on the Raymond Davis case and why an attempt was made to create differences on the sensitive bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan.

Earlier, Tehmina Janjua was on the appointment of Director General Foreign Secretary Office and Strategic Planning. Tehmina Janjua is a senior and experienced diplomat



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