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Pakistan’s Khalid Mehboob has been elected Independent Chairperson of the Council of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the next two years.

Khalid Mehboob nominated by Pakistan was one of the six candidates along with those from Albania, Bosnia, Cyprus, Slovakia, and Indonesia.

He won the election by an impressive margin by securing 64 votes with the closest runner up receiving 32.

This successful election is an acknowledgment of Pakistan’s role and contribution to the FAO.

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