Ashraf Qazi

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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
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Spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Foreign Relations
Assumed office
September 2012
Vice President Ejaz Chaudhary
Hamid Khan (lawyer)
Asad Umar
Appointed by Imran Khan
Preceded by Shireen Mazari
Personal details
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Residence Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Religion Islam

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi (born 1942) is a politician in Pakistan and a career diplomat in the United Nations. On 7 March 2013 Mr. Qazi is appointed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (پاکستان تحريک انصاف) Spokesman on Foreign Policy. On September 4, 2007, the UN's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ashraf Qazi as his new Special Representative in Sudan. His main task was the supervision of the UN's peacekeeping force in Sudan's Southern region.[citation needed] Between 2004 and 2007 he was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in charge of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.[1] His predecessor, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing on August 19, 2003.

Between 2002 and 2004 Qazi was Pakistan's ambassador to the United States. Before that he was Pakistan's High Commissioner to India (since 1997), ambassador to China (1994–97), to Russia (1991–94), to then-East Germany (1990–91) and Syria (1986–88).[2] While at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, he served as Director of East Asia (1975–1978), Director-General for Policy Planning and Afghanistan (1982–1986) and Additional Foreign Secretary for Policy Planning, Afghanistan, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1988–1990). He also had diplomatic assignments in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Cairo, Tripoli and London. He is half Irish. His mother, Jennifer Musa, was from County Kerry in Ireland. She resided until her death in Pishin, Balochistan, Pakistan. His father's name is Qazi Musa.[3]

His high school education was at St Francis Grammar School Quetta Balochistan, Pakistan. He is married and has two children.


  1. ^ "SRSG Visits Northern Region of Kurdistan". 18 September 2007. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Press Release SG/A/879 BIO/3579" (DOC). 14 July 2004. 
  3. ^ "Telegraph Obituary of Jennifer Musa". The Daily Telegraph (London). 18 January 2008. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Ambassador to China
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Riaz Khokhar
Pakistan High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by
Aziz Ahmed Khan
Preceded by
Maliha Lodhi
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Jehangir Karamat
Preceded by
Sérgio Vieira de Mello
UN Special Envoy to Iraq
Succeeded by
Staffan de Mistura
Preceded by
Manuel de Aranda e Silva
UN SRSG in the Sudan
Succeeded by