Amb. (R) Asif Durrani

Born in 1958. Holds degrees of M.Sc. (Chemistry) from University of Balochistan and MA (International Studies & Diplomacy) from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London;

Joined Foreign Service in 1986,

Served at Headquarters as Section Officer (1988-89 & 1994-95); Director (UN) and Director (Disarmament) (1997 & 2004-5); Director General (UN) (2011-12); and Additional Secretary (FA) President’s Secretariat (2012-13);

Held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions in New Delhi (1990-94), Tehran (1998-2001), New York (2001-04), Kabul (2005-09), and London (2009-11);

Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE (2014-16) and Permanent Representative at International Renewal Energy Agency (IRENA), Abu Dhabi; and

Ambassador of Pakistan to Tehran & Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Tehran (2016-18);

Retired in July 2018;

Lectured in Columbia University, Hofstra College New York, IISS London, RUSI London, Chatham House London, National Defense College Kabul, National Defense University Tehran, National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad; National Management College (NMC) Lahore.

Appears on National and International electronic media as analyst on regional issues; regular contributor to newspapers;

Currently serving as Senior Research Fellow in Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI);

He is married with four children.