An officer of Foreign Service of Pakistan of the 1996 batch, Imran Ali is serving as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Oman since January 2022 and in Barcelona as Consul General from 2018-2022. He has earlier served in Washington DC from 2000-2004, Toronto from 2009-2014.
In Pakistan he has served in the Europe and US divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as director to Foreign Ministers Kasuri and Shah Mahmood Qureshi. He has also served as the Director of the Common Training Program in Civil Services Academy Lahore for the 44th and 45th CTPs.
He was a Fulbright Scholar from 2006-2009 in Georgetown and George Washington Universities where he did his Masters and pre-phd coursework in International Politics, focusing on US relations with Pakistan and India.
He also holds an MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College and MA degrees in History and Political Science from Punjab University.
Imran believes that the Civil Services are the first interface of the state of Pakistan with its people, the first responders and the first problem solvers. He believes that compassion and empathy should be the foremost hallmark of all officers and people’s access to officers is of vital importance for this.
He believes that the reality of Pakistan is totally different and from its distorted image and is in fact a moderate, modern and deeply democratic state with loving, hospitable and brilliant people.
Imran’s passion is Pakistan’s history and political structures as well as federalism and its complexities.
He is married and has a daughter named Iqra.
He loves pets and his dogs are Harry and Coco (parents with three children (Glow, Oreo and Moni).