Former Glasgow Govan Labour MP Mohammad Sarwar is to be appointed governor of Punjab, the largest state in Pakistan, the BBC has been told.
Punjab, with a population of 96 million, is the largest state in the country.
The state's governor is among the more senior figures in the government of Pakistan.
Mr Sarwar, who left the UK parliament in 2010, has been a prominent supporter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Mr Sarwar's son, Anas Sarwar, went on to win the Westminster seat vacated by his father in the May 2010 general election.
He was appointed deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party in 2011.
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