Sohail Mahmood, presently serving as High Commissioner in New Delhi, will presume office on April 16.
He is an alumnus of Columbia University, New York, from where he learned Masters in International Affairs, before finishing his Bachelor’s degree of Arts in History & Political Science from Government College, Rawalpindi and sought Master’s in the same field from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He is married and with three children.
According to the High Commission of Pakistan in Delhi’s official website, other information about the new foreign secretary are presented below:
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)