Sohail Mahmood

Sohail Mahmood (Urdu: سہیل محمود) is a BPS-22 grade Pakistani diplomat who is serving as the 30th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. He was appointed to the position in March 2019, succeeding Tehmina Janjua.[1] Previously, he served as the High Commissioner to India.[2][3][4]

His Excellency
Sohail Mahmood
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30th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
Assumed office
16 April 2019
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byTehmina Janjua
High Commissioner of Pakistan to India
In office
August 2017 – April 2019
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Imran Khan
Preceded byAbdul Basit
Succeeded byMoin-ul-Haq


Mahmood is a senior diplomat of Pakistan's Foreign Service, and previously served as ambassador to Turkey and Thailand.[2]


  1. ^ "High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood appointed new foreign secretary". Dawn. March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kartha, Tara (9 May 2017). "Sohail Mahmood, Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, will constantly walk a tightrope". First Post. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan's high commissioner to India". First Post. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Sohail Mahmood is set to take charge as Pakistani HC to India". The Nation. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
Succeeded by