MUHAMMAD SYRUS SAJJAD QAZI
Ambassador Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi assumed charge as the 32nd Foreign Secretary of Pakistan on August 17, 2023.
Ambassador Qazi was most recently serving as Special Secretary
(Administration) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was previously
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Türkiye (2017-2022) and Hungary (2015-2017).
Ambassador Qazi has extensive experience of working on both bilateral
and multilateral issues. He has served in Pakistan’s Mission to the
United Nations in Geneva (1995-1999), the High Commission of Pakistan in
New Delhi (2005-2006), and the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC
At the Headquarters, Ambassador Qazi has worked as Desk Officer for
the United States (1992-1995), as Desk Officer on human rights-related
issues in the UN Division (1999-2002), and on the Foreign Secretary’s
staff (2004-2005). He also served as the Joint Secretary for Foreign
Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office from 2013 to 2015. Ambassador
Qazi also served on deputation with the United Nations Development Fund
for Women (UNIFEM) in Islamabad from 2002 to 2004.
Born in 1964, Ambassador Qazi joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan
in 1990. He holds an MBBS degree as well as a Master’s Degree in Public
He is married, with three children.