FOREIGN SECRETARY OF PAKISTAN

Ambassador Sohail Mahmood

  • Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since April 17, 2019

Education

  • 1981-1982B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), History & Political Science Government College, Rawalpindi

  • 1983-1984M.A. (Master of Arts), History, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

  • 1988-1990Masters in International Affairs (M.I.A.), Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

Trainings Received

October 1985 Joined Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP)

  • 1985-1986 Civil Services Academy, Lahore

  • 1986-1987 Foreign Service Training Institute, Islamabad

  • 2005 (Sep-Dec)National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore

  • 2012-13 National Security and War Course (NSWC 2012-13), National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad

  • Positions held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

  • 1987-1988 Desk Officer (South Asia Division)

  • 1990-1991 Desk Officer (South Asia Division)

  • 1995-1998 Director (Iran & Turkey)

  • 2005-2008 Director General (Americas)

  • 2009 (Jan-Oct)Director General (Foreign Secretary’s Office)

  • 2013-15 Additional Secretary (Afghanistan/West Asia)

Assignments Abroad

  • 1991-1994 Second Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan, Ankara

  • 1998-2000 First Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington

  • 2001-2002 Political Counselor, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington

  • 2003-2005 Counselor, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to UN, New York (Political Coordinator for Pakistan’s delegation to UN Security Council – term 2003-2004)

  • 2009-2013 Ambassador to Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Bangkok

  • 2015-2017 Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, with concurrent accreditation to Macedonia and Kosovo

  • 2017-2019 (April) High Commissioner of Pakistan to India

Marital Status

  • Married with three children

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