Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith(1892-1989), High Commissioner for UK in Pakistan
Sitter in 6 portraits
Served as a member of the British Consular Service from 1916-1947. He was British High Commissioner in Karachi, Pakistan (1947-1949). Whilst serving in this role he warned Pakistani Foreign Minister Sir Zafarullah Khan that an upcoming visit to Moscow (by invitation) would be seen with mistrust by Americans and the British. Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali later cancelled the visit. He was appointed under King George VI's reign to be Consul-General for the Island of Madagascar and later was appointed as Envoy Extraordianary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Jeddah (from 20 October 1945). Appointed Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) and Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.).