Born in April 1942

Home town is Pishin, Balochistan

Studied at St Francis Grammar School, Quetta, Aitchison College, Lahore, F.C. College Lahore, Punjab University Lahore

Degree: M.A. Economics

Entered Pakistan Foreign Service in 1965

Served as Ambassador/High Commissioner in Syria, East Germany, Soviet Union/Russia, China, India, USA

Served United Nations as SRSG (Special Represdentative of UN Secretary General) in Baghdad, Iraq and Khartoum, Sudan

Served as DG Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad,

Served as member of the Abbottabad Inquiry Commission into US attack in 2011

Served as President of Association of Former Ambassadors of Pakistan