Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Ambassador of Pakistan to Romania
Dr. Zafar Iqbal was appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Romania, resident in Bucharest and concurrently accredited to the Republic of Moldova, in December 2019.
Born 1971, in Bahawalnagar (a city in southeastern part of Punjab Province, he is a graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore and Punjab University Lahore.
Upon joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan in 2000, Dr. Zafar had assignments of desk work (as Assistant Director in Human Resource & Career Planning, South Asia & SAARC, and Middle East Divisions) before proceeding to Tunisia where he served as Third Secretary/Deputy Head of Mission (and later as Second Secretary/Deputy Head of Mission) at Embassy of Pakistan, Tunis, from December 2002-April 2006.
Dr. Zafar served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad for the next two years (as Deputy Director and later as Director in the Policy Planning Division, and as Director in the Europe Division). In August 2008, he was appointed as First Secretary at Embassy of Pakistan, Berlin where he served till August 2011. His next assignment was at Kyiv where he was Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission from 2011-2016 (during this period, he was the Charge d’ Affaires a.i. from January-June 2013 and later from July-December 2015).
For the next four years (August 2016-July 2020) he was at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad where he served as Director (SAARC), Director General (Americas) and as Director General (Human Resource and Career Planning).
Dr. Zafar speaks English and Arabic and has basic knowledge of French, German, and Russian.
He and his wife Ruth, have a son and a daughter.
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