LONDON: Mohammad Nafees Zakaria on Monday assumed responsibilities as the new high commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom.
Nafees Zakaria’s diplomatic career spans over three decades. Prior to his current assignment, he was serving as the high commissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia. Besides serving on various diplomatic assignments in Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Bangkok, Zakaria also served as deputy high commissioner in London and consul general for Pakistan in Toronto.
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zakaria served at several positions, including director general (South Asia & SAARC), director general (Europe), additional foreign secretary and spokesperson. The high commissioner holds a degree in BE (electronics) and did postgraduation in international relations.