Pakistan appoints Mumtaz Zahra as new FO spox


ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) — Pakistan on Friday appointed Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, as Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Office said. A Pakistani career diplomat Ambassador Mumtaz Zahra Baloch is currently serving as Additional Secretary Asia & Pacific.

She has previously served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Korea (2020-2021), Minister/Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing (2015-2020), Counselor for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC (2006-2011) and as Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva (1999- 2002).

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs she has served as Director (America), Director (Security Council and Human Rights) and Director (Strategic Planning) in the Office of the Foreign Secretary. During 2014-2015, she served as Director

(Academic Programme) and later as Director General of the Foreign Service Academy Islamabad.

Ms. Baloch holds Masters degree in Physics from the Punjab University, Lahore, a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA and a degree from the prestigious Ecole Nationale d’ Administration, France. =DNA