LAHORE - American Business Forum (ABF) President Salim Ghauri has felicitated Sherry Rehman, a human rights campaigner and former journalist, for her appointment as new ambassador to the United States, says a Press release. He said Ms Rehman carries proven credentials as a social progressive, advocating for womens and minority rights, besides having strong relationships with Pakistans political elite including late Benazir Bhutto. Since Ms Rehman has studied at Smith College in Massachusetts, therefore, she would have full understanding of the American mindset in dealing with her official engagements there, he added. President ABF said appointment of a professional representative as ambassador to the US from among the politicians of Pakistan is a healthy sign. Building up relations with the US is a Herculean task under prevailing circumstances, which a public representative like Ms Rehman can manage impressively during her stay in the US, he said.