Thursday, March 28, 2013

Masood Khalid

Mr. Masood Khalid was appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Peoples Republic of China in December 2012 . Born on 30 December 1955 and is married. Mr. Masood Khalid, an official of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has served in Islamabad and abroad for about 33 years. Over the years, he has acquired expertise in various facets of Pakistan's foreign policy, including multilateral diplomacy and social development, as well as Pakistan's relations with China, South Asia and the United States.

       From August 2010 to December 2012,  served as High Commissioner for Pakistan to Malaysia. From June 2007 – August 2010, Served as Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific) at Headquarters Islamabad . He has also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Korea (2005-2007). Held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad; Seoul (1984-1988), London (1992-1995), Tashkent (1996-1998) and New York (2001-2005). Served at Headquarters (1980-1984), Director (1989-1992 & 1998-2000) and Director General (2000-2001).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nosheen Abbas

Nosheen Abbas worked with Dawn Group of newspapers as a writer and TV correspondent. She was the youngest columnist for Dawn when she wrote the column 'Youthink' in which she addressed the issues of the Pakistani youth and forwarded their voices on local and global issues. She made special reports for Dawn News, the first English news channel in Pakistan. Most recently she has worked with the BBC World Service in London and Pakistan, reporting on the floods for the BBC Urdu FMs emergency programme, 'Life Line Pakistan.'

Nosheen has worked for the United Nations, Plan international, World Population Foundation, and the Commonwealth Youth Programme on a number of youth development initiatives. She created Pakistan's first Framework Policy for Adolescents in Pakistan as well as a mechanism for a UN wide youth advisory panel in Pakistan. (