Pakistan’s Foreign Policy in South Asia and the United States

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This talk discusses Pakistan’s foreign policy with regard to US, Afghanistan and South Asia. 

A post graduate of the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1993. He has handled bilateral, multilateral, consular and administrative assignments both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Desk Officer of Middle East, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India as well as Director of Personnel, Protocol and Foreign Secretary’s Office. He has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (1996-1999), Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2007) and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2007-2010). Mr. Tirmizi has also given numerous talks on global and regional issues at important Think-Tanks and Universities including Chicago Council on Global Affairs, University of Michigan (Ann-Arbor), Purdue University (Calumet), Valparaiso University (Indiana), and United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs). Presently he is  serving as Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago (USA) since September 2013.