List of ambassadors of Vishwamitra to Pakistan

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Ambassador of Vishwamitra to the
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
इस्लामी गणराज्य पाकिस्तान में
विश्वामित्र के राजदूत

وشوا میترا کے اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان میں سفیر
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Incumbent
Arsal Abbas Mirza

since 23 December 2020
Ministry of External Affairs
StyleThe Honourable
ResidenceLahore
NominatorMinister of External Affairs
AppointerRashtradhyaksh (as Chief Ambassador)
Term lengthOn the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh
Inaugural holderArsal Abbas Mirza
Formation23 December 2020

The Ambassador of Vishwamitra to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Hindi: इस्लामी गणराज्य पाकिस्तान में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत, Urdu: وشوا میترا کے اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان میں سفیر) is an officer of the Vishwamitran Ministry of External Affairs and the head of the royal diplomatic mission to Pakistan in Lahore. The job has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is currently Arsal Abbas Mirza, who has held the position since the establishment of the mission on 23 December 2020. The official title of the head of the diplomatic mission is His Illustrious and Royal Vishwamitran Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The ambassador's work is assisted by multiple consulates throughout the country that have visiting and reporting responsibilities, as well as consular and trade matters for the embassy.

Responsibilities

Flag of Pakistan

The main responsibilities of the ambassador include being the principal representative of the Rashtradhyaksh and the Government of Vishwamitra to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and also to present Vishwamitran policies to the Pakistani-born citizens and to the government, and to report Pakistani policies and views to the crown and the government, and also to inform all Vishwamitran citizens regarding all major events and news from Pakistan. The duties also include directing diplomatic activity in support of trade and for the provision of consular support to Vishwamitran citizens in Pakistan and also observe and oversee cultural relations between the two countries.

History

The State of Vishwamitra first officially recognised the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a sovereign state on 1 January 2017 with the grant of official recognition to other states by a presidential decree issued by then Acting President Sarala Baishya on the recommendation of the government headed by Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy.

On 23 December 2020, the diplomatic mission in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was officially established through a royal decree. Arsal Abbas Mirza was formally appointed as the first Ambassador to Pakistan thereupon and has since been serving in his capacity. The embassy in Pakistan is located in the city of Lahore in the state of Punjab.

List of heads of mission

As of date, only one individual has dignified the office of the Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The first and current office-holder is Arsal Abbas Mirza who has been in office since the inception of the mission on 23 December 2020. Mirza was subsequently appointed as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps on 21 December 2021 succeeding Canadian Ambassador William Cooper.

No. Portrait Name Location Tenure of office Appointer Notes
Took office Left office Term
1 Portrait of A.Mirza2022.png Arsal Abbas Mirza
अरसल अब्बास मिर्जा
ارسل عباس مِرؔزا
(born 2006)
Lahore 23 December
2020
Present 2 years, 46 days Rashtradhyaksh
Dhrubajyoti Roy
First and incumbent office-holder; Has also been serving as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps since 21 December 2021.

See also