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Consul General of Pakistan to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




The Consulate General of Pakistan in New York will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Mr. A. S. Babar Hashmi, Consul General of Pakistan at the Consulate General in New York, will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET     


Muhammad Aamer

(212) 472-6123

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

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About Mr. A. S. Babar Hashmi:

Mr. A. S. Babar Hashmi has been the Consul General of Pakistan at the Consulate General in New York since December 2009.

Prior to joining the Consulate General in New York, Mr. Hashmi, a career diplomat, has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Missions abroad in various capacities. In the Ministry he worked as Director General, Director, and Desk Officer. Overseas, his diplomatic assignments included those in the Embassy of Pakistan, Berne, the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva, the Embassy of Pakistan, Rome, Pakistan High Commission, Abuja, and the Embassy of Pakistan, Belgrade.

Mr. Hashmi has represented Pakistan in numerous international and regional conferences. He is a graduate of the Government College, Lahore (University), Pakistan and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts / Harvard Universities , USA.

He is married.


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