Extension likely for Indian envoy

Published: 10th April 2013 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2013 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

The Government is likely to give a second extension to Indian High Commissioner  in Islamabad, till the formation of a new government in Pakistan.

Sharat Sabharwal, a 1975 batch IFS officer, has been the Indian Envoy to Pakistan since March 2009. Following his superannuation, he was on extension from October 2012 till the end of April this year.

The polls are to be held in Pakistan on May 11. However, the results will be announced only later in the month.

The opposition, Pakistan Muslim League(N) is expected to win the elections, with Nawaz Sharif, widely predicted, to be Prime Minister for a third time.

According to sources, Sabharwal is likely to  get an extension after his term ends this month, so that there is continuity till the new government is sworn in. But, this extension will be much shorter than his previous one.


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