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Assistant President of the Legislative Assembly New South Wales the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane met New Consul General of Pakistan Muhammad Ashraf

Muhammad Ashraf is an officer of Commerce and Trade Group from 24th CTP. Besides having Masters Degrees in Business Administration and English Literature, he has undergone a large number of trainings from Pakistan and abroad related to trade, investment promotion and commercial diplomacy.

Mr. Ashraf has around 21 years’ progressive experience of working in the private and public sector from several dimensions of trade and investment. He has served in Export Promotion Bureau Lahore and Karachi for many years and represented Pakistan as Commercial Counsellor of in the Netherlands for around 5 years. His pioneering work in introducing Pakistani mango in the mainstream Dutch market was taught for many years as a case study by the famous Dutch organisation, Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI Netherlands).

One of the career achievements of Mr. Muhammad Ashraf is includes the drafting of Trade Organisations Act and Trade Organisations Rules and the establishment of the Directorate General of Trade Organisations as an attached department of Ministry of Commerce. Currently, he is heading the Trade Policy Wing of the Ministry of Commerce. He is the author of draft Strategic Policy Framework 2019-24, National Tariff Policy and Trade Related Investment Policy Framework. He is also the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce and acting CEO of Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company.

Muhammad Ashraf is a prolific writer and regularly contributes articles on trade and investment related matters to the leading national dailies, mainly Dawn.

On Monday, 13 January 2020, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf assumed charge as Consul General of Pakistan & Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Sydney. On the same afternoon, prominent political figure, Assistant President of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MP met New CG Muhammad Ashraf and congratulates him for his posting in Australia.

During the meeting Consul of Pakistan Consulate Muhammad Sheryar Khan and Prominent Australian Pakistani Mr. Sadaqat Siddiq was also present. New CG Muhammad Ashraf said that he will do strong efforts in promoting Pakistan and Australia’s relations in trade.

Sadaqat Siddiq,CG Muhammad Ashraf, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane and Muhammad Sheryar Khan

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