Dr. Diyar Khan
Dr. Diyar Khan is a career diplomat and an officer of the Foreign Service of Pakistan, currently working as the Consul General of Pakistan at Guangzhou, China (starting 19 September 2018). Prior to this, Dr. Khan was on a two-year deputation with the National Security Division, Islamabad, where he worked as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. His responsibilities at the National Security Division included work on formulation of National Security Policy, coordination and follow-up on meetings of the National Security Committee, and supporting the National Security Adviser of Pakistan.
In his twenty years career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Khan has worked on key diplomatic assignments at home and abroad gaining vast and rich expertise in both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.
At the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islamabad), Dr. Khan was assigned charge of several important positions including Desk Officer Disarmament (1997), OIC Desk (2003-2004), US Desk (2005), Director America (2006), and Director Arab Affairs (2009- 2010). During this period, Dr. Khan also part of Pakistan’s delegations to several high level international meetings, including the OIC Summit meeting in Malaysia (October 2003) and the OIC Foreign Ministerial meetings in Iran (May 2003) and Turkey (June 2004).
I his foreign assignments, Dr. Khan served in Pakistan’s diplomatic Missions at Beijing (20002002), Rome (2005), Kabul (2007-2008), Sana’a (2011-2013) and Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to UN, New York (2014-2016). At the UN Mission, Dr. Khan represented Pakistan in the Third and Fourth Committees of the UN General Assembly, working on crucial issues relating to universal human rights standards and global economic development agenda. In this capacity, Dr. Khan took active part in the negotiations on UN Sustainable Development Goals to represent the voice and interests of the developing and under-developed countries of the world.
By educational background, Dr. Khan is a medical graduate holding a bachelor degree in Medicine & Surgery from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar (Pakistan). After graduation, he worked briefly as Medical Officer before changing profession to join the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1995. Dr. Khan also holds a bachelor degree in political science and English literature. He is fluent in English, Pashto and Urdu and can speak basic to medium level Chinese (having studied it at Beijing Language and Cultural University during 1997-1999).
Dr. Khan is married and blessed with four children.