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Riffat Masood

Pakistan’s first woman envoy to Iran takes charge

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Riffat Masood presented her credentials to Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad Zareef, becoming Pakistan’s first woman envoy to Iran. Riffat Masood is a career diplomat with wide experience of diplomacy and having fluency in Persian language. She last served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Norway. In July 1987 she had joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan. She was section officer in the ministry of Foreign Affairs and served on the post from 1988 to 1991. She also had various diplomatic assignments in…