Kathmandu, March 1, 2017: The new SAARC secretary general from Pakistan, Amjad Hussain B Sial, has assumed charge of the office from 1 March, Wednesday.
Mr. Sial is a seasoned diplomat from Pakistan Foreign Service with a career spanning over 33 years. He has Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from National Defense University, Islamabad. He has a rich experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy both at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad and Missions abroad. He was Director (Pakistan) from 2003-2006, at SAARC Secretariat Kathmandu.
Secretary General Sial served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Tajikistan from 2011-2014 and Ambassador/Alternate Permanent Representative at Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, New York. Before joining SAARC Secretariat he was Special Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.