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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi (born 1942) is a politician from Pakistan. He has held several national and international appointments as a diplomat.[1]

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
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ResidenceIslamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory


Early life and careerEdit

In 2004, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had named him as the head of the UN mission in Iraq where he helped co-ordinate humanitarian and reconstruction efforts. Before this appointment, he was serving as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C..[1]

In 2007, Qazi was appointed as a special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Sudan. He completed his tenure in Sudan in 2010. Between 2004 and 2007, he was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in charge of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.[1]

Between 2002 and 2004, Qazi was Pakistan's ambassador to the United States. Before that, he was Pakistan's High Commissioner to India since 1997 and ambassador to Syria (1986–88), East Germany (1990–91), Russia (1991–94), and later to China (1994–97).[1] While at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, he served as director of East Asia (1975–1978), director-general for Policy Planning, Afghanistan (1982–1986) and Additional Foreign Secretary for Policy Planning, Afghanistan, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1988–1990). He also has had diplomatic assignments in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Cairo, Tripoli and London.

Personal lifeEdit

He is half Irish. His mother, Jennifer Musa, was from County Kerry in Ireland. She lived until her death in Pishin, Balochistan, Pakistan. His father's name is Qazi Musa.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Annan names new UN envoy to Iraq BBC News, Updated 12 July 2004, Retrieved 13 July 2018
  2. ^ "Telegraph Obituary of Jennifer Musa (Ashraf Qazi's mother)". The Daily Telegraph (UK newspaper). London. 19 January 2008. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ Danny Kemp (14 December 2006). "Irish-born woman is 'Queen of Balochistan'". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Ambassador to China
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Riaz Khokhar
Pakistan High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by
Aziz Ahmed Khan
Preceded by
Maliha Lodhi
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Jehangir Karamat
Preceded by
Sérgio Vieira de Mello
UN Special Envoy to Iraq
Succeeded by
Staffan de Mistura
Preceded by
Manuel de Aranda e Silva
UN SRSG in the Sudan
Succeeded by