Sultan Mohammed Khan

Sultan Mohammed Khan (19 February 1919 – 8 November 2010) was a Pakistani civil servant and British India Army officer who served as a Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.[1] He was also Pakistan's ambassador to the United States in the Nixon[2] and Jimmy Carter presidency.[3]

Sultan Mohammed Khan
10th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
In office
1 July 1970 – 31 March 1972
PresidentYahya Khan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Preceded byS.M Yusuf
Succeeded byIftikhar Ali
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
In office
15 May 1972 – 8 December 1973
PresidentZulfikar Ali Bhutto
Preceded byN.A.M Raza
Succeeded bySahabzada Yaqub Khan
Personal details
Born(1919-02-19)19 February 1919
Jaora, Undivided India
Died8 November 2010(2010-11-08) (aged 91)
SpouseAbeda Sultan Khan
Alma materEwing Christian College
OccupationCivil servant Foreign service officer

Early lifeEdit

Sultan Mohammed Khan was born in Jaora State, British India, on 19 February 1919. He received his bachelor's degree from Ewing Christian College.[4]


Sultan Mohammed Khan joined the British Indian army as an officer cadet and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 4th Indian Grenadiers, during World War II he served in India and the Malays-Indonesia front.[4] He took an early release from the British Indian army as a major and after independence of Pakistan from the British, Khan joined the Pakistan's foreign service.[4]

During his career as a diplomat, he served as a Pakistan ambassador to the United States, Canada, China, and Japan.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He married daughter of Jaora State ruler, Nawabzadi Abeda Sultan, in 1943.[4] The couple had four children. He emigrated to the United States and lived a retired life in Maryland, United States.[4]


  • Memories & Reflections of a Pakistani Diplomat (1999)


  1. ^ "Ex-foreign secretary Sultan Khan passes away". Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Nixon's meeting with Pakistan president". Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Sultan M. Khan, Pakistan ambassador". Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Former Pakistani Foreign Secretary Sultan Mohammed Khan's Colorful Life Parallels His Country's History". WRMEA.
  5. ^ "Sultan Mohammed Khan, Pakistan's foreign secretary at the time and a former ambassador to the U.S." Retrieved 6 May 2016.

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