IPRI – Islamabad Policy Research Institute

Amb (R) Asif Durrani

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow

Educations: M.Sc. (Chemistry) from University of Balochistan and MA (International Studies & Diplomacy) from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Amb (R) Asif Durrani 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.

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