Australian High Commissioner, Dr Geoffrey Shaw, hosted Jahanzeb Awan, Australia’s new Honorary Consul in Karachi.
Australian embassy in Pakistan “looks forward to Jahanzeb’s support in strengthening our historic connection with the region, including our consular, trade and development work” the High Commissioner said in a tweet.
Australia opened its first High Commission in Karachi in 1948.
Earlier this month, the Australian Government announced the appointment of Mr Jahanzeb Awan as its new Honorary Consul in Karachi, with consular jurisdiction over the province of Sindh.
Barrister Jahanzeb Awan, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, is a partner and head of litigation at a law firm in Pakistan and specializes in civil, commercial, constitutional and tax matters and appears before the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the High Courts of Sindh, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. Mr Awan also serves on the board of various charitable organizations.
Jahanzeb Awan will help promote Australian trade, economic, commercial, cultural, educational, scientific and technological interests in Pakistan’s Sindh province.