Ambassador Ali Siddiqui set to leave for USA after getting diplomatic passport

  • The envoy-designate to the United States faces NAB investigation for Rs40 billion 'embezzlement'.

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s envoy-designate to the United States, Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, will leave for America tonight (Saturday) to assume his new charge.

According to media reports, a diplomatic passport has been issued to Siddiqui, who will take over charge from predecessor Aizaz Chaudhary on May 29.

Siddiqui is an investment banker by profession and currently works as a special assistant to prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Aizaz Chaudhry will come back to Pakistan on May 29, ending his services.

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Soon after his nomination, Ali was summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), accusing him of causing a loss of Rs40 billion to national exchequer through ‘embezzlement’.

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A case challenging his appointment is also pending with the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The petitioner had claimed that Siddiqui was not appointed on the basis of merit.

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