H.E. Murad Ashraf Janjua
High Commissioner Murad Ashraf Janjua has thirty years of professional experience in Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy. Prior to joining Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, he served in Pakistan Army for four years and as a Cavalry Captain took early retirement.
He has an MBA from Mercer University’s United Business Institutes, Brussels. Through a two years merit scholarship of the Government of Japan, he received a Diploma in International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo.
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Head of various sections including Administration, Central Asia; European Union and United Nations. Later he served as Deputy Director to the Foreign Secretary’s Office; Director Organization and Career Planning; and Deputy Chief of Protocol.
His diplomatic assignments abroad include those in Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva; Embassy in Belgium and Mission to the European Commission in Brussels; Counsellor in Consulate General in Istanbul; Consul General in Barcelona and Ambassador to Turkmenistan.
Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner to New Zealand, he was serving as Chief of Protocol.
He is married with two children.