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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 March 3

Pakistan’s Ajmad Hussain B Sial assumes office as New SAARC secretary general

Ajmad Hussain B Sial from Pakistan has assumed the office of Secretary General of the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) , he was replaced Arjun Bahadur Thapa from Nepal.

He is a seasoned Diplomat has worked as ambassador for to Tajikistan and Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations.


SAARC summit was cancelled due to terror attack in URI, Indian Army Camp and India blamed Pakistan based group for this attack last November.

He has to convene the 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan, and also both India and Pakistan have differences over some of the SAARC initiatives like, Motor Vehicle Agreement, SAARC Energy Grid and the SAARC Satellite programme proposed by India.

 About SAARC

The South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an Economic and Geopolitical Organisation which is founded in Dhaka on 1985, headquarters is in Kathmandu, Nepal.

It has 8 members include India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, The Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. SAARC Comprises 21 % of World’s population and 3.8 percent of world Economy. SAARC promotes development of economic and regional integration and also plays the guiding force for the member countries

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