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Profile of Mr. Murad Ashraf Janjua

  • Mr. Murad Ashraf Janjua was born on 25 July 1968 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He has an MBA from United Business Institutes, Brussels, Belgium. Through a merit scholarship of the Government of Japan, he earned a post-graduation in International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo.
  • Prior to joining Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, he served in Pakistan Army for eight years and as a Cavalry Captain he took early retirement. He has twenty five years of professional Diplomatic experience in both Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy.
  • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Director he has performed duties ranging from Organizational Development to planning and overseeing training modules for Pakistan's diplomats both within Pakistan and abroad; HR management and Best Practices Initiative implementation; Head of Central Asia Section; Head of European Union Section; and Head of the Section of United Nations that was responsible for 3rd Committee, UNSC 1267 Committee and Peace Keeping Operations. Later he was privileged to be elevated to the coveted post of the Deputy Director to the Foreign Secretary's Office. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Protocol where he worked on the frontlines of diplomacy.
  • His diplomatic assignments abroad include those in Pakistan Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva; Pakistan Embassy in Belgium and Mission to the European Commission in Brussels; in Consulate General of Pakistan, Istanbul and Consul General of Pakistan, Barcelona. Presently he is serving as Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkmenistan.
  • He is fluent in English and Turkish. In his early years of Diplomatic career, he learnt Japanese language from Japan's Foundation's Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo.
  • He is married with two children.