Foreign Secretary

Foreign Secretary
Amb. Sohail Mahmood

 Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since April 17, 2019.


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
2017-2019 (April) High Commissioner of Pakistan to India

Marital Status

Married with three children

Commemorative Stamp on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee

Commemorative Stamp issued on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee could be purchased placing orders along with payment through bank draft, crossed cheque or Western Union to the following officers of Pakistan Post:

Chief Postmaster, Karachi GPO/Manager
Philatelic Bureau, Karachi GPO Pakistan
T: +92 21 99213812 & +92 21 99211105

Cheif Postmaster, Islamabad GPO/Manager
National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, Pakistan
T: +92 51 9201184 & +92 51 9223334