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Member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan with 31 years of bilateral and multilateral experience.

Presently serving as Additional Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan looking after affairs relating to United Nations and other international organizations, Economic Coordination, and Disarmament Affairs.

Served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands (2009-2012). Represented Pakistan in The Hague based international organizations, including OPCW. Conducted public diplomacy in cooperation with Pakistani community to bring the people of Pakistan and the Netherlands closer. Authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications.

Served as Additional Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, dealing with Pakistan’s relations with South Asia. Has been actively associated with the peace process with India. Earlier served as Director General for South Asia (2007-2009).

Represented Pakistan in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). Member of SAARC Programming Committee (2007-2009).

Led Pakistan side and chaired several meetings of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference) as Director General in-charge for OIC. Organized OIC Conference of Foreign Ministers hosted by Pakistan in Islamabad in May 2007.

Represented Pakistan in the United Nations for over six years. As Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative and earlier as Counsellor, he participated in inter-governmental negotiations in the UN, NAM, G-77, and other forums on several issues of interest to Pakistan. Also chaired UN parleys on a host of important issues, in particular HRM Reform, and UN Budget (2000-2006).

Served as Political Counsellor in Pakistan Embassy in Washington, USA (1999-2000).

Served as Director (chef de cabinet) to the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in Islamabad. Also participated in India-Pakistan Foreign Secretaries level talks (1997-99). 

Facilitated expansion/re-structuring of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) when he served as chef de cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO, based in Tehran, Iran, (1991-97)

Worked in various administration and political directorates, Foreign Ministry, Islamabad (1988-91).

Served as Third/Second Secretary Pakistan Embassy in Doha (1984-87). Also served as language trainee at the Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo, Egypt (1983). Specialized Training in Foreign Service Training Institute Islamabad (1981-82). Common Training in Civil Service Academy Lahore (1981).

Holds Master’s degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts. Also holds Masters degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore. Has received several trainings in public sector management.

Married, and has three children.

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