New Delhi: Pakistani diplomat Sohail Mahmood, is all set to take charge as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India. Sohail Mahmood, who is currently awaiting an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind to present his credentials, will succeed Abdul Basit.

Sohail was Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey, before taking this new assignment.

Basit was set to retire in April 2018, however in July, ex- PM Nawaz Sharif had approved the request of Abdul Basit for premature from the service.