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Profile of Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami

Name:Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami

Father's Name:Mr. Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf Shami (Late)

Date of Birth: 21 November 1959

Place of Birth: Rawalpindi (Pakistan)



Educational Qualifications:

1982-  B.Sc from Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
1985-  MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore
1992-  MALD from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Boston, USA.


Language Proficiency:

Fluent in English language.
Qualified basic course in Arabic language from Foreign Service Training Institute, Islamabad.
Qualified basic courses in French language from Foreign Service Training Institute, Islamabad and French Cultural Centre, Islamabad.


Professional Experience:

1987           Joined Foreign Service of Pakistan as a career diplomat
1987-1989   Training at Civil Services Academy and Foreign Service Training Institute
1989-1990   Desk Officer, Administration / USA & Latin America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1990-1992   Two years studies at Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Boston USA
1992-1994   Desk Officer, Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
1994-1997   First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to United Nations, New York
1997-2001   Director, United Nations & International Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001-2002   Counsellor / Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan, Muscat, Oman
2002-2003   Director, Arab Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
2003-2004   Director, United Nations & International Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004-2007   Director, Political Affairs, OIC General Secretariat, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2007-2008   Director, Kashmir Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
2008-2012   Director General, Disarmament & Strategic Export Controls, MFA, Islamabad.
2012-2015   Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Yemen, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Djibouti.

May-Dec.2015-   Director General (Disarmament) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
Jan-April 2017-   Additional Foreign Secretary (Middle East & Africa), MFA
Jan 2016-June 2017-   Additional Foreign Secretary (Audit, Consular and Overseas Pakistanis), MFA
July 2017- to date-   Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Uzbekistan

Undertaken official and personal visits to over sixty countries worldwide and represented Pakistan in various sub-regional, regional and international forums.