File photo of Pakistani Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan. Photograph:( Others )
Former foreign minister faced disqualification for not disclosing a foreign source of income
Pakistan's Defence Minister, Khurram Dastagir Khan, was given the additional portfolio of foreign affairs ministry on Friday.
Khan will succeed former Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif who was disqualified from the parliament last month.
Asif faced disqualification for not disclosing a foreign source of income.
"The prime minister has been pleased to assign, with immediate effect, the additional portfolio of foreign affairs to Eng. Khurram Dastgir Khan, federal minister for Defence," the prime minister's office said.
Pakistan will go to polls in late July this year.
(With inputs from Reuters)