Pakistan Becomes SAARC Secretary General

Pakistan has succeeded in getting its official elected to the post of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The new chief of SAARC, Amjad Hussein B Sial is a veteran Pakistani diplomat. The election of Mr. Sial was possible as India and Pakistan had indicated a greater willingness to allow SAARC to function.

Earlier, India had opposed holding of the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad in November 2016 following the terror strike in Uri.