By Muhammad Faisal Ali Ghumman
LAHORE– Additional Chief Secretary for Services Economy Punjab Dr Muhammad Mujtaba Piracha has recently got another distinction after Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed him as Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the World Trade Order (WTO) Geneva.
He has been selected from a panel of 14 candidates interviewed by the Special Selection Board as he topped the chart.
A notification was issued from the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad on August 6.
Mr Pircaha will now take up Pakistan’s trade disputes and issues, which are usually critical, and needed to be handled in a professional manner.
The WTO deals with rule setting and adjudication on trade issues between the countries.
The high-level task will involve strategy to handle critical issues, improve trade relations and open access for Pakistani exports to other countries.
Being Additional Chief Secretary for Services Economy Punjab he initiated some tasks for enhancing ease of doing business in Punjab as services contribute to 60 percent of the provincial Gross Domestic Product (GDP).