Introduction

Mohammad Sadiq, a career diplomat, is currently serving as Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan. Immediately before this assignment he served as the official Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in

Mohammad Sadiq


Professional Achievements


Mohammad Sadiq, a career diplomat, is currently serving as Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan. Immediately before this assignment he served as the official Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. He holds three Postgraduate degrees; Master in Political Science from Peshawar University (1980); Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York (1992); and MS in Defence and Security Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad.

 

He has held a number of other senior posts within the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including deputy Chief of Mission in Washington D.C. Mohammad Sadiq joined the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. as Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission in August 2002.

 

In his diplomatic postings, Mohammed Sadiq had served as Political Counsellor in Beijing (1998-2000), Brussels (1994-1998), and as Second Secretary in Belgrade (1984-1988). He has also represented Pakistan in several multilateral and bilateral conferences and meetings abroad, and was member of the UN Election Observer Team that oversaw the elections in South Africa which ended the Apartheid regime.

 

At the Foreign Office, Mohammed Sadiq held the positions of Director for Kashmir Affairs (2001-2002), Commonwealth of Independent States (1993-1994), and administration (1989-1990).

 

Mohammed Sadiq has been a guest speaker on foreign affairs-related topics, ranging from human rights issues/policy to peace and security issues in South Asia, US-Pakistan bilateral relations, and economic development of Pakistan at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels); National Institute of Public Administration (Peshawar); Foreign Service Academy (Islamabad); National Defence University (Washington, D.C.); Foreign Service Institute of US State Department; American University (School of International Service); and John Hopkins University (School of Advanced International Studies) Washington, D.C.

 

During his diplomatic assignments, Mohammed Sadiq had focused on organizing overseas Pakistanis to play a more active role in their adopted countries, developing their databases and electronic mass mailing systems. He has spoken at numerous educational institutions and think-tanks in Pakistan and abroad. He also writes on international relations issues.

 

Mohammed Sadiq initiated the first ever internship programme of the Government of Pakistan while Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, D.C.; Compiled the first ever email database of overseas Pakistanis and organized Pakistani-American community to establish Pakistan Caucus in the US Congress. Mohammed Sadiq also conducted demographic study of Pakistani Americans.