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High Commissioner

Name : Sohail Mahmood

Present Position : High Commissioner of  Islamic 

Republic of Pakistan to India


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

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

1988-1990 : Masters in International Affairs (M.I.A.)

Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

Training 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  

Marital Status : Married with three children 


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