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Salman Bashir is Pakistan’s envoy to India

Pakistan on Saturday formally announced the appointment of former foreign secretary Salman Bashir as the country’s new high commissioner to India.

world Updated: Apr 15, 2012 00:40 IST
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Pakistan on Saturday formally announced the appointment of former foreign secretary Salman Bashir as the country’s new high commissioner to India.

Bashir, 60, has been appointed as the new envoy to India in the place of Shahid Malik, a PTI report from Islamabad said.

Bashir, who served as foreign secretary from 2008 to March this year, had earlier told HT that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s proposed visit to Pakistan later this year was his top priority. He also served as the ambassador to Denmark, Lithuania, China and Mongolia.

The former Pakistan foreign secretary has been part of the Indo-Pak dialogue process following the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He also travelled to New Delhi when President Zardari visited India on April 8.