COVID Consular Conversation: Pakistan
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The coronavirus pandemic has added a new dimension to international competition even as it has underscored global connectivity in a new and challenging way.
Diplomats working around the world to knit together a coordinated response are doing without their customary personal touch and with the added responsibility of shepherding their compatriots through an unprecedented health and economic crisis.
Join Global Atlanta December 3 for the sixth virtual edition of Consular Conversations, our ongoing series of interviews with consuls general working in the Southeast United States, sponsored by Miller & Martin PLLC. This time, we focus on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with our special guest Abrar H. Hashmi, the consul general of Pakistan to the United States in Houston
Our monthly luncheons may be on indefinite hiatus, but these discussions are as important as ever at a time when cross-border collaboration is at a premium.
Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees. Global Atlanta email newsletter subscribers and Consular Conversations annual pass holders will be prioritized.
This event is free, but the $40 Consular Conversations annual pass is available. While we’re unable to meet in person or offer luncheons for the foreseeable pandemic future, we’re providing the following benefits to those who buy/renew the pass through the end of 2020:
Early notification and priority registration for limited virtual event slots
Extension of annual pass validity to all in-person luncheons through the end of 2021
Access to digital recordings of live online events, even without attending
Access to e-book with Consular Conversations summaries
About our speaker:
Abrar H. Hashmi – Curriculum Vitae
i. Masters in International Policy;
ii. Masters in Diplomacy (Australia 2007-09);
iii. Bachelors of Science (Peshawar University 1991-93)
iv. Fellow on “fresh water diplomacy” (2017-18) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, Canada
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
i. Director General of Protocol (2016-2019) responsible for providing services to the Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan;
ii. Helped craft and implemented Pakistan’s E-visa as lead person;
iii. Director Kashmir & India (2009-10) dealing with bilateral political issues, Kashmir dispute and water sharing etc.
iv. Deputy Director (Personnel) and Director to the Special Secretary (2006-07);
v. Assistant Director responsible for maters relating to Kashmir dispute & human rights etc.;
vi. Desk Officer (Southeast Asia & Pacific) dealt with bilateral and ASEAN matters;
vii. Joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1999.
Pakistan Missions Abroad
i. Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada (2014-2016) covering political, commercial and cultural bonds and that for Trinidad & Tobago.
ii. Counsellor Political (2010-2014) at High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi, responsible for the bilateral political/dialogue process, visa and pilgrims issues.
iii. Second Secretary (2003-06) Beirut, Lebanon and the Republic of Cyprus.
iv. Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait where also learnt Arabic.