H.E. Murad Ashraf Janjua

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  • High Commissioner Murad Ashraf Janjua has twenty-eight years of professional experience in Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy. Prior to joining Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, he served in Pakistan Army for four years and as a Cavalry Captain took early retirement.

  • He has an MBA from Mercer University’s United Business Institutes, Brussels. Through a two years merit scholarship of the Government of Japan, he received a Diploma in International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo.

  • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Head of Administration Section; Head of Central Asian Section; Head of European Union Section; Head of the Section of United Nations Division that was responsible for UNGA, UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee, UNSCR1373 Counter Terrorism Committee and PKOs. He was privileged to be elevated to the coveted post of the Deputy Director to the Foreign Secretary’s Office. He has also served as Director Organization and Career Planning; and Deputy Chief of Protocol responsible for President and Prime Minister’s overseas engagements.

  • His diplomatic assignments abroad include those in Pakistan Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva; Pakistan’s Embassy to Belgium and Mission to the European Commission in Brussels; Counsellor in Consulate General of Pakistan, Istanbul; Consul General in Barcelona and Ambassador to Turkmenistan.

  • Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner to New Zealand, he was serving as Chief of Protocol.

  • He speaks Turkish and in his early years of Diplomatic career, he learnt Japanese language from Japan Foundation’s Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo.

  • He is married with two children.