Jalil Abbas Jilani appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States of America.
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Syed Jalil Abbas Jilani has been appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States on an immediate basis. Jilani’s appointment comes just ahead of Sharif’s visit to the White House on October 23 on an invitation from President Barack Obama as the two countries attempt to revive a relationship that has gone into steep decline in recent years.
Pakistan is clearly out of favor in Washington DC because of its inability or unwillingness to act against terrorism that it has engendered as a state policy. Even its most ardent supporters and apologists in the administration, on the Hill, and in the think-tank circuit, seem to have a bleak view of the country and its future.