Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently approved the nomination of Dr Muhammad Mujtaba Piracha (PAS/BS-21) as Pakistan’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO Geneva. Dr Piracha is a governance expert, specialised in public financial management, who has worked in leadership positions at the provincial and local government levels as well as in civil society organisations. He has a vast experience of managing large donor funded programmes in financial management and institutional development. He has also worked extensively with international development partners like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DFID, USAID, EU etc. He is a highly competent scholar, holding a PhD degree from Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and BSc Economics in International Trade and Development, London School of Economics, UK. In the public sector, he has served in Balochistan for five years, besides working in the Finance and Planning and Development Departments in Punjab. He worked as the Secretary of Industry and Commerce, Punjab, and represented Pakistan in the 6th and 7th JCC with China, working on CPEC-related projects. He also served as the Lahore Commissioner, and during that period initiated the Afforestation Lahore Campaign with civil society and saw Lahore peacefully through a very sensitive year. He was also handpicked as the Additional Chief Secretary for Services Economy.