US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed another Pakistani-American to play a part in his administration.
Salman Ahmed will join the the US State Department as director policy planning after Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled on January 20. Earlier Ahmed has served as head of strategic planning in the the former US president Barack Obama’s National Security Council
Last month, Biden also inducted another Pakistani American, Ali Zaidi, in his team as Deputy National Climate Adviser.
Salman Ahmed has been chief of staff of the US Mission to the United Nations and senior policy adviser to the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Two women from the Indian-occupied Kashmir have also been appointed in the administration — Sameera Fazili as deputy director of the National Economic Council (NEC), and Aisha Shah as partnership manager of the White House Digital Strategy team.
Another Indian Muslim, Uzra Zeya has been appointed Undersecretary of State for arms control, democracy and human rights including 18 other Indian-Americans.