Friday 3 September 2010, Pakistan High Commissioner

2 September 2010 FDI Team

Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future.

Her Excellency joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1973, and was Section Officer, Director, Director General, Directing Staff at the National Defence College and also as an Additional Secretary in Pakistan.

Her Excellency has a strong diplomatic background and has previously served in Pakistan, Tehran, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Rome.  She also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Nepal from 1999-2002 and Poland from 2002-2006, with concurrent accreditation of the Czech Republic, also served as Director General, Foreign Services Academy from 2007 to 2009.

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