Tehmina Janjua becomes Pak’s first woman foreign secretary

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  • Career diplomat Tehmina Janjua was today appointed as Pakistan’s first woman foreign secretary.
  • Tehmina Janjua will assume the post of Foreign Secretary in the first week of March 2017
  • Earlier local media reports had named Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit as the front-runner for the coveted post.
  • She was presently serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
  • She holds Master’s degrees from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Columbia University, New York.
  • She has rich experience of working in bilateral and multilateral domains both at Headquarters and Missions abroad
  • She also served as Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 2011.
  • Janjua served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy from December 2011 to October 2015.
  • At present she is serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva since October 2015.