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Tariq Fatemi is Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and not Advisor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Islamabad, August 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): Responding to a query regarding a report published in a section of the media, the Spokesman said that the story was factually incorrect and misleading. He emphasized that Mr. Tariq Fatemi is a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and not the Advisor as indicated in the story. In that capacity, the Special Assistant is not permitted under the rules to appear on the floor of either houses of the Parliament.

The Spokesman added that Mr. Tariq Fatemi has had an illustrious diplomatic career spanning twenty five years, during which he severed in major world capitals and challenging assignments at the Foreign Office. He always acquitted himself with great distinction throughout his long career.

In his present position, Mr. Fatemi is rendering valuable services in implementing the foreign policy priorities of the present government.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: 051-9205494
Fax: 051-9204202
Cell: 0336-5644459

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