Mumtaz Zahra Baloch replaces Asim Iftikhar as new Foreign Office spokesperson

Published date12 November 2022
Publication titleRegional Times

Additional Secretary Asia and Pacific Mumtaz Zahra Baloch was Friday appointed as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new spokesperson, replacing Asim Iftikhar, who has been posted on a new assignment.

In a notification, the Foreign Office announced the appointment of Baloch as the spokesperson and Saima Syed, who is currently serving as the director-general (strategic communication division), as the deputy spokesperson.

A Pakistani career diplomat, Baloch has previously served as the ambassador of Pakistan to Korea (2020-2021), minister/deputy head of mission at the Beijing Embassy (2015-2020), counselor for political affairs at the Washington DC Embassy (2006-2011), and as the second secretary at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva (1999- 2002).

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has...

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