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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1552

Diplomatic Corps hosts Farewell Reception for the outgoing Pakistani Envoy

Colombo, 08 December, (

The Colombo based Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka hosted a farewell reception in the honour of the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Seema Illahi Baloch on Thursday, December 6th, 2012.Farewell_By_Pak_HC_1.jpg

High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Head of Missions of the International Development Organizations and the Chief of Protocol Ministry of External Affairs Sri Lanka attended the reception.

Seema Ilahi Baloch will be returning to Pakistan after completing her tenure of posting in Sri Lanka. She is a career diplomat and had joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1977.

Seema Ilahi Baloch has held various important appointments during her career in Pakistan and abroad.

Prior to joining her assignment as High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka in August 2010, she was serving as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Poland. During her tenure in Poland she was decorated with Commander’s Cross of the order of the merit of the Government of Poland for enhancing bilateral relations.

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Sri Lanka Dr. Anvar -al-agar said that HE Seema Ilahi Baloch is not only a refined person but also a skilled diplomat who has put in her best efforts to promote the interests of her country in a result oriented manner.


The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan thanked the dean and members of the Diplomatic corps for hosting her in an impressive manner.

In the conclusion of the ceremony a souvenir was presented by Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Sri Lanka Dr. Anvar –al-agar to the outgoing High Commissioner.

- Asian Tribune -

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