Shukrullah Atif Mashal. – A file photo

PESHAWAR: Former chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board Shukrullah Atif Mashal has been appointed new ambassador to Pakistan.

Atif Mashal will replace Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal after his resignation. The Pakistan government has been informed about the appointment of Atif Mashal and his appointment will be formally announced after approval of the Pakistan government.

The new ambassador will take charge of his office within a month. Atif Mashal had recently resigned as chairman of Afghan Cricket Board, saying that the government wants to assign him to another important position.

Atif Mashal graduated from the American University of Kabul in political science and public administration. He has nearly 12 years working experience in management and leadership. He started his career as special assistant to attorney general in Kabul. He has also served as director of Programmes Planning at Administrative Office of the Afghan president.