Sardar Shah Nawaz

Sardar Shah Nawaz (c. 1917 – 11 January 1991; also known as S. Shahnawaz, was a Pakistani diplomat who served as the 14th foreign secretary of Pakistan from 1977 to 1980 and 9th permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations from 1982 to 1989.

Sardar Shah Nawaz
9th Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
In office
Preceded byNiaz Naik
Succeeded byJamsheed Marker
14th Foreign Secretary
In office
7 June 1977 – 29 May 1980[1]
Preceded byAgha Shahi
Succeeded byRiaz Piracha
Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1917
Died11 January 1991(1991-01-11) (aged 73–74)
New York, US
Spouse(s)Begum Maliha Shah Nawaz

He started his career when he joined the civil services of Pakistan in 1950.[2] Prior to his appointment at the UN and foreign ministry, he served as ambassador of Pakistan to Iran from 1968 to 1972. He was later appointed as secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1980 to 1982.[3]

He was suffering from cancer and was admitted to a hospital in New York on 11 January 1991. He died on the same day in hospital.[2]


  1. ^ "Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume XIX, South Asia". Office of the Historian. 1977-03-28. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  2. ^ a b "Sardar Shah Nawaz, Pakistani Envoy, 74". The New York Times. 1991-01-13. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  3. ^ "DEATHS". Washington Post. 1991-01-14. Retrieved 2021-08-24.

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