Tariq Altaf

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Tariq Altaf (1946–2001) was a diplomat of the government of Pakistan.


Tariq Altaf served as Pakistan's ambassador to Sri Lanka from June 28, 1993 to 2000. He then served as High Commissioner to Canada until September 21, 2001 when he died as a result of a car crash. He was heading home in a chauffeured car on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, when it collided with a vehicle driven by a seventeen year old male, pushing both vehicles into oncoming traffic. The teenager was charged in October, 2001 with careless driving and driving with improper tires. Pakistani officials expressed satisfaction with the charges.[1][2][3]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Husain Haqqani
Pakistan Ambassador to Sri Lanka
1993 – 2000
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Associated Press, "Teen charged in crash that killed Pakistani envoy". Ottawa Citizen, October 3, 2001: B8.
  2. ^ "Crash kills Pakistani diplomat". The Vancouver Province. September 23, 2001. pp. A31.
  3. ^ "Pakistan envoy dies after collision". The Globe and Mail. September 22, 2001. pp. A16.

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