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Outgoing Pak High Commissioner Bashir calls on PM Manmohan Singh

The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, Salman Bashir on Saturday made a farewell call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here.



New Delhi: The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, Salman Bashir on Saturday made a farewell call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here.

"The outgoing High Commissioner thanked the Prime Minister for the courtesies and cooperation he received during his stay in India," said a statement from the Pakistan High Commission.

Bashir, who will be replaced by veteran Pakistan diplomat Syed Ibne Abbas, also conveyed his warm sentiments and the sincere desire of the leadership and people in Pakistan for better relations between the two nations.

Singh reciprocated the sentiments while conveying his best wishes to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and the people of the neighbouring country.

Bashir, a former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, was appointed as High Commissioner to India by the previous PPP regime in the country following his retirement, in April, 2012.

His successor, Abbas, is expected to join his posting in December.

Abbas, nominated by the new Sharif government in Pakistan, was the head of the High Commission`s political section in Delhi during the Agra Summit of July, 2001.

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