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Embassy of Pakistan Algiers / Ambasade de Pakistan a Alger

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H.E. Mr. Zafarullah Shaikh, The Honorable Ambassador of Pakistan to Algeria


Born on 29 January 1948


His educational qualifications include


1.      B.Sc (Bachelor of Science)

2.      LL.B (Bachelor of Laws)

3.      Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Sciences

4.      Diploma in Revenue Laws & Regulations

5.      Diploma in International Relations & Diplomacy

6.      Diploma in Japanese language


Courses & Training


1.      Legal profession as a Lawyer 1969-72

2.      Passed Central superior Service Examination in 1972

3.      Administrative training 1974-75 at Civil Services Academy, Lahore

4.      Selected in Foreign Service of Pakistan 01-01-1974

5.      Six months training in International Law and Diplomacy at the Administrative Staff College Lahore, September 1975

6.      Three years Japanese language course 1975-78, School of Japanese Language at Tokyo

7.      Passed Language Interpretership Class I Examination in Japanese language in 1982 from Institute of Modern Languages, Islamabad


Professional Experience


1.      Section Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

2.      Second Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo 1978-81

3.      First Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan, Dhaka 1983-86

4.      Counselor, Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah 1986-90

5.      Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Karachi, 1990-92

6.      Counselor/Minister, Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait, 1992-96

7.      Consul General, Consulate General of Pakistan, Frankfurt, Germany 1997-99

8.      Ambassador, Embassy of Pakistan, Khartoum, Sudan also accredited as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Chad, Central African Republic and Republic of Congo 1999-2002

9.      Director General (Policy Planning), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad June 2002-September 2003

10. Director General (Personnel), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad October 2003- September 2004


Presently posted as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Algeria concurrently accredited to the Republic of Mali and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.




        Secured First Class First position in L.L.B Examination

        Writing poems in English

        Expert in Japanese calligraphy, Japanese songs

        Opened Law College in Pakistan 1969-70




        Speak, write and read English

        Speak, write and read Japanese fluently

        Speak Bengali fluently

        Speak Arabic little

        Speak, read and write Pakistani languages i.e. Urdu, Sindhi and Punjabi.


His hobbies are reading and sports


He is married and has four children

Embassy of Pakistan, Algiers / Aambassade de Pakistan a Alger