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Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan (since December 2008)

  • Belongs to Foreign Service of Pakistan.
  • Assignments in Foreign Office:
    Oct 2007 - Feb 2009:  Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
    Jan - Jul 2006, & 
    June - Dec 2007:         Director General (Personnel) 
    2001  2002:              Director ( Kashmir Affairs) 
    1993  1994:              Director (Commonwealth of Independent States) 
  • Held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad: 2002 2005: Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission , Washington DC 1998 2000: Counsellor, Beijing 1994 1998: First Secretary/Counsellor, Brussels
  • Represented Pakistan in several multilateral and bilateral conferences/meetings.
  • Member of the UN Election Observer Team that oversaw the elections in South Africa which ended the Apartheid regime (1994).
  • Lectured on foreign affairs-related topics, ranging from human rights issues to peace and security issues in South Asia, Pakistan 's Foreign Policy at:
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels);
    National Institute of Public Administration/ National Institute of Management (Peshawar);
    Foreign Service Academy (Islamabad);
    Petroleum University , Beijing;
    National Defense University (Washington , D.C.);
  • National Defense University (Islamabad);
    Georgetown University (Washington , D.C.);
    Foreign Service Institute of US State Department (Washington , D.C.);
    American University (School of International Service) (Washington , D.C.); and
    John Hopkins University (School of Advance International Studies) (Washington , D.C.).
  • Holds three Postgraduate degrees:
    MA (Political Science), Peshawar University;
    Master in International Affairs (MIA), Columbia University, New York; and
    MS in Defence and Security Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad


  • Initiated the first ever internship programme of the Government of Pakistan while Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington , D.C.
  • Compiled the first ever email database of overseas Pakistanis.
  • Organized Pakistani-American community to establish Pakistan Caucus in the US Congress.
  • Conducted demographic study of Pakistan - Americans. This study is widely qouted and remains the only demographic study of its nature of the overseas Pakistanis.


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