Hassan Afzal is a career diplomat with 19 years of experience in foreign service of Pakistan.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Pakistan's new consul general Hassan Afzal Khan assumed his duties at the consulate in Dubai on Wednesday. Afzal replaced Ahmed Amjad Ali as consul general of Pakistan to Dubai, who has completed his term.
Afzal presented his credentials to Rashid Al Qaseer, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Dubai Office) and assumed his responsibilities as consul general of Pakistan to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Afzal is a career diplomat with 19 years of experience in foreign service of Pakistan. Before his present appointment as consul general, he was serving as director general in the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.
He also served in Pakistan Missions in Berlin, Pretoria and Hanoi. Al Qaseer welcomed the new consul general and wished him success in his new assignment.
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