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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a Pakistani diplomat and Director General of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. He served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and was succeeded by Ali Jehangir Siddiqui. Previously, he served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, as the Pakistan's Ambassador to the Netherlands and the spokesperson of the Foreign Office.


Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry December 2016 (31311503892).jpg
Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
In office
March 2017 – May 2018
Nominated byNawaz Sharif
Preceded byJalil Abbas Jilani
Succeeded byAli Jehangir Siddiqui
28th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
In office
18 December 2013 – February 2017
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded byJalil Abbas Jilani
Succeeded byTehmina Janjua
Personal details
Born (1958-02-27) 27 February 1958 (age 61)[1]
NationalityPakistani
Alma materFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of the Punjab, paf public school sargodha

Early life and educationEdit

Chaudhry was born on 27 February 1958.[1][2]

A graduate of PAF College Sargodha, Chaudhry holds a BS from University of the Punjab and M.A in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University.[1][3][2]

Chaudhry was briefly diagnosed with cancer. He underwent treatment in the Netherlands, New York and Pakistan, and recovered in 2016.[4][5]

Chaudhry is married, and has three children.[6]

CareerEdit

Choudhry joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1980. During his 34 years service, he worked on various assignments at home and abroad.

He remained Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands from 2009 to 2012.[7][3][8]

His other assignments are:

He served as the spokesperson of the foreign ministry of Pakistan[1][3][7] from March 2013[9] until December 2013.[10]

In December 2013, while he was working as the Acting Foreign Secretary, he was promoted to Grade 22.[11] He served as the foreign secretary of Pakistan from 18 December 2013[10] until February 2017.[1][3][7]

In February 2017, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States.[1][7][12]

He is the author of a book "Pakistan Mirrored to Dutch Eyes" (ISBN 9789693525281) published by Sangemeel publications.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Aizaz Chaudhry appointed Pakistan's ambassador to US - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Aizaz Ch appointed Pakistan's ambassador to US". Pakistan Today. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry appointed Ambassador to US". GEO. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ Mussadaq, Maha (6 February 2014). "Dreaded disease: Lack of awareness about cancer worsens dilemma". Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Cancer is curable: foreign secretary". The News. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Director General". Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Aizaz Chaudhry appointed ambassador to United States". DAWN.COM. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Aizaz to replace Jilani in Washington". The Nation. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry new FO spokesman". Business Recorder. 2013-03-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2014-02-16.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ a b "Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry made new Foreign Sec'y of Pakistan". ARYNEWS. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  11. ^ "PM promotes 23 officers to Grade 22". The News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Aizaz Chaudhry to be appointed as Pakistan's envoy to US". Radio Pakistan. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.