Farewell Message by the Consul, Consulate General of Pakistan


I shall be leaving Sydney on 12 of July in shaa Allah to assume my responsibilities in the Embassy of Pakistan, Warsaw. I will cherish the pleasant memories of this beautiful country.  This posting has been very rewarding for me both from professional as well as personal point of view.

I’d like to say that it has been amazing three years for me in Sydney. Interaction with one of the best Pakistani communities living abroad has always been nice and every individual extended excellent cooperation. When I came here in May 2012, I would never have realized how connected and attached I would be to such a warm community of people. My top priority was to present the soft image of Pakistan, promote our national interests and serve the community with dedication by providing them best possible consular services. I am thankful to our High Commissioner Her Excellency Naela Chohan and Consul General Mr Abdul Aziz for their constant support, encouragement and guidance without which it would not have been possible for me to discharge my responsibilities and serve the community in an efficient and effective manner. I also want to thank my former High Commissioner His Excellency Abdul Malik Abdullah and former Consul General Mr. Azam Mohammed for their support, kindness and guidance.

Australians are very nice people. I had a wonderful experience of dealing and interacting with them both at official level and in private capacity. It gives me immense pleasure in sharing that contribution of our community in the socio-economic development of Australia is well recognized by the Australian authorities. This makes us proud of our community.

I would like to convey my gratitude to my fellow Pakistani brothers and sisters for their excellent cooperation and support. I have no words to express our feelings for the love and respect received from them. We wish you all the best and pray to Allah Almighty for countless and choicest blessings.

I would like to convey my thanks to Mr. Muhammad Asif of Sangat Magazine for his friendship and support. You have been a great friend and I will miss your company. We wish a happy and prosperous life for you and your family.

Best wishes and warm regards,


Shifaat Ahmad Kaleem
Consul, Consulate General of Pakistan,


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