Turner to step down as British envoy next month

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British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner is expected to leave Pakistan by mid-January 2023 marking the end of his standard three-year diplomatic posting tenure.

An announcement regarding the appointment of a new high commissioner is yet to be made. However, Andrew Dalgleish, the deputy high commissioner, will assume the office of the chargé d’affaires to cover the interim period until the arrival of Turner’s successor.

Dr Turner will be taking up his new role in London as Director General Geopolitical (Political Director) at the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office after his return from Pakistan where he has been posted since December 2019, according to a statement released by the Government of UK.