Zahid Hafeez replaces Aisha Farooqui as Foreign Office spokesperson   

By: News Desk      Published: 09:10 PM, 5 Aug, 2020
Zahid Hafeez replaces Aisha Farooqui as Foreign Office spokesperson   

The Foreign Office on Wednesday appointed Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri as new spokesperson for its office. 

According to a notification, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri replaced Aisha Farooqui who was appointed to the post in December last year.

“Zahid Hafeez, who is currently serving as Director General (South Asia and SAARC), in addition to his own duties will also look after the work of spokesperson," the notification said.

Being a seasoned diplomat, Zahid Hafeez served at important Pakistan Missions, including the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, and the High Commission for Pakistan, London.

Zahid has also held important assignments at Headquarters, including as Director General (Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joint Secretary National Security at the National Security Division, and Director General at the President’s Secretariat.

He holds a Masters degree in International Law from the University of London and second Masters in Business Administration.