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Thomas Drew new British High Commissioner to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, NOV 07 (DNA) – Thomas Drew CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in succession to Mr Philip Barton CMG OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. According to British Foreign Office, Mr Drew will take up his appointment next year. Mr. Thomas Drew has already served in Pakistan as political counselor from 2006 to 2008 therefore he is quite familiar with the country and environment here.

Here are Mr. Drew’s previous assignments. 2012-2014. FCO, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (to the Rt Hon William Hague MP and the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP), 2011 – 2012 FCO, Director for National Security, 2008 – 2011 Home Office (on loan), Director, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, 2006 – 2008 Islamabad, Political Counsellor, 2004 – 2006 FCO, Head, Enlargement & South East Europe Group, Europe Directorate, 2002 – 2004 FCO, Head, Intergovernmental Conference Unit, Europe Directorate, 1998 – 2002 Moscow, First Secretary ,1997 – 1998 Language training (Russian) ,1995 – 1997 FCO, Desk Officer, Western European Department 1995 Joined FCO ,1993 – 1995 McKinsey and Company, London=DNA

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