President condemns Indian firing at LoC killing seven soldiers

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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry new envoy to US ISLAMABAD, Feb 15 (APP): The government has decided to appoint Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, Foreign Office announced here Wednesday. He will join his new assignment in Washington, D.C. next month. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. Presently, he is serving as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since December 2013. Earlier, he has served as the spokesperson of the foreign ministry. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has served as Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India. Overseas, he has served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, where he engaged in active public diplomacy in cooperation with Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book ‘Pakistan Mirrored to Dutch Eyes’ published by Sangemeel Publications. In his other overseas assignments, Aizaz Ahmad has served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO in Tehran, and Pakistan embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo. He was born on February 27, 1958, holds Masters Degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science Degree from Punjab University, Lahore. He is married and has three children.

ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Monday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of seven brave Pakistani soldiers as a result of unprovoked firing by Indian forces.
Strongly condemning the continuous truce violations at the Line of Control by Indian security forces, the president paid tributes to the martyred soldiers and said that their sacrifices would not go in vain.
The president commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for salvation of the departed souls.
The president said that India was trying to divert the world attention from its ongoing atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir where it had been curbing the just struggle of innocent Kashmiri men, women and children.
He stated that persistent Indian barbarities in held Kashmir found no example in human history adding that the aspirations of innocent Kashmiris could not be suppressed through use of violence.
President Mamnoon said that Pakistan was fully capable to defend its soil against any aggression and its armed forces were always prepared to foil the nefarious designs of enemy.