Career diplomat Afzaal Mahmood appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to UAE

ISLAMABAD: Afzaal Mahmood, a career diplomat, has taken charge as Pakistan’s new ambassador to the UAE, the embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi said on Wednesday.

Mahmood who joined his office at the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi on January 27, was earlier serving as Pakistan Ambassador in Bahrain. He has replaced Ghulam Dastgir who went back to Pakitan last year after retirement.

“Afzal Mahmood carries diverse experience of representing Pakistan at many international forums and in different parts of the world,” the embassy statement said.

His notable postings in the past include as Consul General in Houston, United States, from 2013-2016, and as Pakistan’s Deputy and Acting High Commissioner in Bangladesh from 2009-2013.

“Afzaal Mahmood also represented Pakistan at the United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Nairobi as Deputy Permanent Representative during 2004-2007,” the statement said.

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