Further Overseas Secretary for Asia & Pacific Mumtaz Zahra Baloch was appointed because the Overseas Workplace spokesperson on Friday, in keeping with a notification from the Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MOFA).
The notification, a duplicate of which is obtainable with Daybreak.com, mentioned that MOFA Director Basic (Strategic Communication Division) Saima Sayed would function the deputy spokesperson with rapid impact.
Baloch has over 20 years of expertise in overseas affairs and has beforehand served because the ambassador to South Korea, in addition to performing duties in different international locations comparable to the USA and China.
Minister of State for Overseas Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar welcomed the “all ladies ‘Spokeswomen’ crew”.
“Congratulations on being MOFA’s flag bearers and the interface between MOFA’s work and the way the world hears about it. All the perfect!” she tweeted.
In the meantime, her predecessor, Asim Iftikhar, set to turn into Pakistan’s ambassador to France, on Wednesday tweeted an image of himself sharing his credentials with Director of State Protocol Philippe Franc upon the previous’s arrival in Paris.
New spokesperson’s profile
Baloch has beforehand served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2020-2021, deputy head of mission on the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing from 2015-2020, counsellor for political affairs on the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC from 2006-2011 and because the second secretary on the Everlasting Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva from 1999- 2002.
On the FO, she has served as director (America), director (safety council and human rights) and director (strategic planning) within the Workplace of the Overseas Secretary. Throughout 2014-2015, she served because the director (tutorial programme) and later as director normal of the Overseas Service Academy Islamabad.
Baloch holds a Grasp’s diploma in Physics from Punjab College, a Grasp’s in Worldwide Relations from the Fletcher College of Regulation and Diplomacy and a level from the celebrated Ecole Nationale d’ Administration in France.
New deputy spokesperson’s profile
Sayed has beforehand served as a counsellor on the Everlasting Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York from 2015-2018, as the primary secretary on the Excessive Fee of Pakistan in New Delhi from 2012-2015 and because the second secretary on the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris from 2007-2010.
On the FO, she has served as director (arms management and disarmament and science diplomacy), deputy chief of protocol and deputy director Europe.
Sayed holds a Grasp’s diploma in Public Administration from Quaid–i-Azam College.