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A condolence meeting to pay homage to late Ambassador Seema Naqvi was held today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Ambassador Seema Naqvi, who was serving in the Ministry as Special Secretary, passed away on 15 December, 2014).

Addressing the condolence meeting, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs remembered the late Ambassador as a dedicated officer of the Ministry and as an exceptionally gifted human being.

The Foreign Secretary remembered the departed soul as a dear colleague and friend. He acknowledged her contribution to the Foreign Office in various capacities.

The officers of the Ministry adopted a Resolution conveying condolences to the bereaved members of the family of Ambassador Seema Naqvi.

Mr. Inam Ul Haq, (former Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister) and husband of the late Ambassador, expressed his gratitude to the Ministry for arranging the condolence meeting. He recalled the late Ambassador as an avid writer and a generous philanthropist.

Ambassador Seema Naqvi joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1980. During her 34 years long career, she held many important assignments. She served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Egypt and Additional Foreign Secretary for Middle East and Africa. Earlier, she worked at the Headquarters as Director General (Policy Planning), Director, Foreign Service Academy, and Project Director, Sheikh Zaid International School.

She will be remembered by her colleagues as a committed and upright officer.

23 December 2014

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