Muhammad Saleem First Secretary

saleemMuhammed Saleem is the first secretary in the Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa. He is responsible for counseling, the visa and the passport section.

NOTE: Muhamed Saleem is no longer working at the Pkistan High Commission in Ottawa.

15 Comments on "Muhammad Saleem First Secretary"

  1. Khuram Malik | May 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm |

    This guy is really strange but then again he might be having a bad day when i met him.

  2. Yaser Butt | May 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm |

    Pakistanís foreign office should seriously look into how Muhammed Saleem was sent to a country where the basic rights are standard of living for every individual; where people will not sit in silence when being abused by a person who is in Canada to server the best interest of Pakistan and Pakistani people. Majority of Pakistani community in Ottawa feels isolated, victimized and targeted by Muhammed Saleemís rude and obnoxious behavior. Pakistan is at a point in time when the entire nation, its embassyís abroad and Pakistanis living outside of country need to work together to a promising tomorrow. Itís very difficult to deal with a cow boy whose behavior and attitudes resemble Hitler. Iím willing to bet Mr. Saleemís last tenure was somewhere in the Middle East and just like the people in the Middle East; he is using the high commission in Ottawa as his personal playground for power trips.

  3. We are a local travel agency in Ottawa because of Muhammad Saleem we don’t even answer a phone from the Pakistan High Commission.

  4. Khwaja Asghar | May 29, 2009 at 5:56 am |

    Since he was there without high commissioner for a while i’m sure he will clean up his act. Now that the new High Commissioner is here and he is from a very strong family (Miangul Aurangzeb the last Wali Ahad of Swat State). There is no way he is going to allow Mr.Mo to carry on as he has with the community members.

  5. I am livid. This whole episode is the most inhumane treatment I have ever witnessed in my life. And I cannot believe someone at our own embassy would treat Pakistani Canadians in this manner. Members of the community are being driven to the brink by this fellow. Is there any accountability?

  6. Taleb S. Khan | May 29, 2009 at 7:53 am |

    That’s sickening. I’m glad that people are finally coming out with it now. He should not be able to get away with it. I would encourage people who have been tormented by this guy to contact the following people:

    I would start with the new High Commissioner Maingul Akbar Zeb and he can be contacted at Phone: (613) 238-7881
    Fax # (613) 238-7296
    Email: parepottawa@rogers.com

    Being in Ottawa I would also encourage you to talk to President of CPA (Canadian Pakistani Association) he has the duty to look for the best interest of the Pakistani community in Ottawa. Javed Somra at
    Phone: 613 692 3017

    Donít just stop there; All Pakistani foreign missions fall under the Foreign Minister contact the Foreign Secretary Mr. Salman Bashir in Pakistan at
    Phone: 011 92 51-9211942
    Fax: 011 92 51-9207217

    Some of you may feel if you speak out you will be further targeted by Muhammad Saleem but remember he will keep doing it until the community speaks out. Cowards are those who let themselves get abused. All of the people above should either shut up or fight for your rights. Pakistan embassy in Canada belongs to Pakistan and You.

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  8. Ashraf Choudhary | May 29, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    The process to have some sort of public relation or attitude screening before people are sent to this part of the world Iím sure is a mandatory step and thatís why Iím wondering how person like Mr. Saleem is allowed to represent Pakistan in Canada. There must be plenty of complaints about Muhammad Saleem, I know I sent one myself but there has been no effect or change of behavior. He continues to do what he pleases. People are now very distant from the Pakistan High commission in Ottawa and we hope the new ambassador takes serious steps to investigate Saleemís activities. I feel sad that it had to come to this. The frustrations had to reach a tipping point without being resolved at internal level and people had to post comments on an external site to vent. I thought of calling the local media myself but already Ottawa citizen newspaper made a big deal on Imam of main mosque not having proper English accent and I didnít want additional bad press for Pakistan or for the community.

  9. Mark Johnson | May 29, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    If we are talking about the same guy – he is mentally disturbed. I once called to ask some questions about getting a visa. He simply said, ďdonít tell me how to do my jobĒ wow was the only thing I could say. Thank you for your help and hung up. Never called since, never went to Pakistan and have no desire to talk to anyone at the embassy any more.

  10. Pakistan ZindaBad | May 29, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    Still, ostensibly, I feel humiliated, short-changed by a person who is in Canada to look after the best interest of my country and myself. Someone needs to really take this matter seriously before it goes any further. There is no way this person is a normal person, his harassment acts cannot be just isolated to the community and businesses in Ottawa; it for certain must also be penetrative to employees working under him. Some steps need to be taken by the new high commissioner Mian Gul Akbar Zeb to make sure Muhammed Saleem treats the people he serves with respect and dignity they deserve.

  11. I worked with him and all of the above is true, he is difficult with people he works with and very difficult with the public also.

  12. i would have to agree with everyone here. Saleem is out of control.

  13. Saleem is by far the worst diplomat i have come across. there is no way he has a decent academic background and i’m sure he was abused as a child. Sending my complaint directly to the Foreign minister, does anyone have Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir’s email address in Pakistan?

  14. He is the talk of the community – lot of people hate his guts and all for good reason. i would say pakistan should have mystery shoppers to weed out bad apples in the embassyís but he is abusing people openly and has no regrets so no mystery shoppers needed for this a-hole. apparently he treats people very bad because the Canadian embassy in islamabad treated him or someone he knows in the same manner. who cares how he was treated and what does that have to do with pakistani community in ottawa. this is really upsetting; i’m writing to the foreign office in pakistan myself. His bullshit needs to end.

  15. Aslam Hamid Sheikh | July 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    I’ve met this person myself and I swear it is all true!

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