Abdul Basit (diplomat)

Abdul Basit is a retired Pakistani diplomat who served as the former high commissioner of Pakistan to India. He was appointed to his position in 2014 and was based at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi.[2] Previously, he served as Pakistan's ambassador to Germany from May 2012 to March 2014.[2] During his career, he has been posted at Moscow, New York, Sana'a, Geneva and London.[2]

Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit
Pakistan High Commissioner to India
In office
2014 – August, 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded bySalman Bashir[1]
Succeeded bySohail Mahmood
Personal details


  • Hostility: A Diplomat’s Diary on Pakistan India Relations. HarperCollins. 2021. ISBN 9789354226977.


  1. ^ Menon, Meena (17 February 2014). "Abdul Basit new Pakistan High Commissioner to India". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "High Commissioner". High Commission of Pakistan, New Delhi. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Pakistan High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by