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Profile of Ms. Zehra Akbari

  • Her Excellency Ms.Zehra Akbari, assumed her charge as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Portuguese Republic on 26 January, 2016.
  • Prior to taking up her assignment as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Portuguese Republic, Ms. Zehra Akbari, was the High Commissioner for Pakistan to New Zealand from 17 March, 2013 to January 18, 2016. She was also the High Commissioner for the Independent State of Samoa.
  • She has also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Mexico (with concurrent accreditation to Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and Nicaragua).
  • She held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad: Washington (1989-1992), Kuala Lumpur (1995-1999), Warsaw (1999-2002), and Dublin (2005-2007)
  • She served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, as Section Officer, Director and Director General in the South Asia Division.
  • She is married to Syed Sarwar Hussain Akbari and has a son.