NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Sharat Sabharwal, a senior officer of Indian Foreign Service will be the new Indian envoy to Pakistan. Talking to mediamen here on Friday, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said Meera Shankar, India's Ambassador to Germany, will replace Ambassador Ronen Sen in Washington, Sabharwal, serving as Special Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, will replace High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal who is retiring on February 28. Sabharwal had earlier served as India's Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan. Meanwhile, Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee questioned Pakistan's seriousness in the war against terror, and noted its denials that Maulana Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim, the two men India sought for trial in terrorist activities, were not in the country were 'not new'. "First, Pakistan said he (Azhar) was under house arrest. Pakistan then said he could not be found in the country. If someone cannot be found, then how can he be under house arrest?" Mukherjee wondered while speaking to reporters here Friday evening. "These denials are not new. India is accustomed to denials by Pakistan. These denials come quite often from Pakistan," he added.