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Aziz Ahmed Khan was Pakistan's High commissioner to India from June 2003 to September 2006. His tenure as High Commissioner to India was extended by Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz by a year in August 2005.[1][2]

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Aziz Ahmed Khan had the unique distinction of being Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan and High Commissioner to India concurrently. Both countries are Pakistan's neighbours having significant strategic importance for Pakistan.[1] Before holding this position in India, he was Pakistan's ambassador to Kabul between December 1996 and June 2000, when Taliban held power in Afghanistan.[1]

As a High Commissioner in India from 2003 – 2006, Aziz Ahmed Khan tried to transform and improve the difficult relationship between India and Pakistan during his tenure.[2]

Aziz Ahmed Khan was born to a Pathan family on 16 September 1943.

He is a seasoned career diplomat who had joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1969, and has served in several countries. He spent almost four decades as a member of Foreign Service of Pakistan before retiring.[1]

Post-retirement activitiesEdit

After his retirement from the Foreign Office, Aziz Ahmed Khan has been involved in Track-II dialogues with diplomats from India and Afghanistan. In addition, he has worked as a consultant at the National Defence University in Islamabad, Pakistan.[1]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ashraf Qazi
Pakistan High Commissioner to India
June 2003–September 2006
Succeeded by
Shahid Malik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Simbal Khan (25 June 2017). "If Kashmir was at peace, India would not need security forces there: Aziz Ahmed Khan". herald.dawn.com website. The Herald (Pakistan - a monthly magazine). Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Amit Baruah (30 November 2006). "A diplomat and bilateral progress". The Hindu (newspaper). Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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