Qazi Khalilullah replaces Tasnim Aslam as FO spokesperson

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Additional Secretary Qazi Khalilullah has been appointed new Foreign Office spokesperson, replacing Tasnim Aslam, a local news outfit quoted officials as saying on Wednesday.

Khalilullah, who is currently looking after the Middle East desk at the foreign ministry, will replace Tasnim Aslam who has been serving as FO spokesperson since December 2013.

Aslam is also the additional secretary United Nations, and sources close to her said she herself stood down from the post due to the “burden of dual responsibility.” The formal announcement for the appointment of her successor will soon be made.