Aizaz Ahmad Chowdhury

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chowdhury has served as a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan for 37 years, rising to the rank of the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan for over three years from December 2013 to March 2017.

Mr. Chowdhury’s last diplomatic assignment was as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America.

He also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, Foreign Office Spokesman, and deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. 

As Director General for relations with South Asia, he remained closely associated with India-Pakistan peace process, and relations with Bangladesh. 

After his retirement from the foreign service, Ambassador Chaudhry has been serving as the Director General of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad since June 2018.

He has authored two books and numerous research articles. His first book titled “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” is on public diplomacy, while his recent book is a memoir ‘Diplomatic Footprints’ that discusses the intricacies of foreign policy making in Pakistan.

Ambassador Chowdhury holds Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.