Ambassador of Pakistan


Raza Bashir Tarar


Born in 1964, joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1987.

Received professional training 1987-89. Did Japanese language course from Japan (1989-90)

Has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad:

Manila (1991-1994), Brussels (1999-2002), Tokyo (2002-2005) and New York (UN) (2008-2013)

While in New York, he also served as Pakistan Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Representative to the UN Security Council. He represented Pakistan international conferences and has also led Pakistan delegation to different events in New York. 

He held different assignments in Islamabad. As Director General (Disarmament) from 2013 to 2015, he led Pakistan’s delegations to various international conferences as well as bilateral disarmament dialogues including with Japan.

Served as High Commissioner of Pakistan to Kenya with concurrent accreditation to Burundi, Eritrea,  Rwanda and Uganda from August 2015 to February 2019. He also served as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) where United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) are headquartered.

In Nairobi, Ambassador Tarar was elected Vice Chair from the Asia Pacific Group in the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) Bureau and Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Nairobi Chapter. At the Third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) he was elected as Rapporteur of the UNEA-4 Bureau; a position he held till his assignment to Canada. He led the Pakistan delegations to UNEA-2 (2016) UNEA -3 (2017) and UN-Habitat’s Governing Council (GC) 26 (2017).

He also led the Pakistan delegation to the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC) co-hosted by Kenya, Canada and Japan in Nairobi in November 2018.

Served as High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada with concurrent accreditation to Trinidad and Tobago from February 2019 to July 2021.

Served as Special Secretary Foreign Minister’s Office and Strategic Communication from July 2021 till April 2022.

Served as Special Secretary Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy (PP & PD) Division from April 2022 till November 2022.

Presently, serving as Ambassador of Pakistan to Japan since 9 November 2022.

He is married and is blessed with two children.




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