Govt still undecided over new name as top diplomat in UK announces to retire

Wajid Uk HIgh Commissioner

WEB DESK – The post of High Commissioner in UK would remain without any permanent appointment after a week as federal government is still undecided and present High Commissioner, Wajid Shamshul Hassan, decides to retire in a week.

According to the details, Hassan has decided to vacant the top diplomatic post in UK after serving six years. After his retirement, the Deputy High Commissioner Imran Mirza would take the interim charge of the highest diplomatic office.

Moreover, federal government has yet to make a permanent appointment on this post. Previously in October 2013, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to make one veteran army officer and Op-Ed writer Kamran Shafi the High Commissioner of UK. However, after a backlash from within the party and armed forces, he reconsidered his decision.

Party members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were agitated over Kamran Shafi’s appointment. According to the most of them as it was just few months ago that he used to criticize Sharif brothers in a very harsh way. Shafi used to make fun of party’s leadership for their political vision, mental capability and physical appearances.

Shafi’s expulsion from Pakistan Army and his links with Pakistan Peoples Party just added the opposition. Armed forces were also not happy with this appointment.

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