He said he is thankful to his family, friends and well-wishers for supporting him in this amazing journey in IAS. "One of my important tasks here-after will be train and guide aspiring civil servants to help them in achieving this dream," he added.
"The bureaucracy's loss is politics' gain. Welcome to the fold @shahfaesal," Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on twitter. However, when asked if Faesal has joined NC, Abdullah said, "Actually I welcomed him to the fold of politicians." "His future political plans are his to announce," he added. But, sources within NC said that Faesal will formally join NC in the next one or two days and will contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on the party ticket.