Islamabad, 19 June 2022 (TDI): Naghmana Hashmi, the Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the EU and China, received an award at the ‘Global Ambassador Awards’ ceremony in Islamabad on Friday.
The award was conferred for her outstanding contribution toward building strong partnerships and awareness in Pakistan, on behalf of the people of Pakistan.
About Naghmana Hashmi:
Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi has had the honor of representing Pakistan at innumerable international forums over the last four decades.
Her determination, dedication, enthusiasm, tactfulness, and positive attitude have enabled cooperation for the development of Pakistan with its core partners, including China, The USA, and the European Union.
She has served in several prestigious positions at the foreign office in Pakistan, including additional foreign Secretary for America, Director of General Policy Planning, Director of General Public Diplomacy, Director-General OIC, Director of United Nations, Director of International Conferences and Commonwealth, Director of Economic Coordination, Director Personnel, Director South East Asia and Deputy Director Foreign Secretary’s Office.
Ambassador Hashmi served in various positions as a diplomat, including Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia, China, and Denmark. She also served as Ambassador to Ireland, Belgium, and Luxembourg and presented a positive image of Pakistan to the international community.
Moreover, her contributions also include negotiating agreements with the Irish Government to ensure employment for Pakistani Doctors, Chartered Accountants, and IT Professionals, Organizing and conducting multiple State & high-level visits, various trade fairs and exhibitions, and organizing festivals to introduce Pakistani cuisine and promoting the export of rice and mangoes in Ireland. Her instrumental input ensured the continuation of GSP plus the status of Pakistan.
Furthermore, Ambassador Hashmi has successfully finalized multiple investment proposals by Chinese Enterprises in Pakistan. She proactively led the Pakistan Mission in China during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensured the safety and security of the Pakistani students and nationals in China during a pandemic.
In addition, her services in strengthening bilateral trade and cooperation relations with China are enormous. After a distinguished career spanning over 37 years, she retired from the Foreign Service of Pakistan on 20th July 2020, at BPS 22.
5th Global Ambassador Awards:
The Diplomatic Insight Group organized the event to recognize the services of ambassadors, diplomats, and heads of international organizations and businessmen to promote people-to-people ties and constructive bilateral relations in business and trade with their respective states.
Aside from Ambassadors, the list of the awardees included the Heads of UN organizations and different business groups.