Islamabad: Career representative Sohail Mahmood will be Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India and is set to assume responsibility toward the finish of this current month, Foreign Office sources said.
Mahmood, who has served in Pakistani missions in Washington, New York, Ankara and Bangkok, is 55 years of age and holds a Masters degrees in History and International Relations.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1985 and is one of the senior most officers of the Pakistan Foreign Service. He is not known to have managed India in the Foreign Office prior.
Mahmood will assume responsibility when India-Pakistan ties are at a new low after the mutilation of two Indian troopers faulted for the Pakistan Army and capital punishment to India "spy" Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Basit, who had a turbulent residency in New Delhi, was designated Pakistan's agent to India in 2014.
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