Rustam Shah Mohmand

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Rustam Shah Mohmand
Interior Secretary of Pakistan
In office
June, 1999 – October 12, 1999
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Personal details
Born August 15, 1942
Charsadda, British India

Rustam Shah Mohmand (born 15 August 1942 in Charsadda) is a senior Pakistani diplomat, political scientist and politician.


Rustam Shah Mohmand studied civil engineering in Peshawar's College of Engineering and Technology (now University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar) and King's College London. He graduated with a degree in the humanities from the University of Peshawar and then joined the civil service of Pakistan.[1][2][3]


He specializes in FATA and refugee affairs. He has served as Chief Secretary NWFP, Interior Secretary of Pakistan, Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan and Commissioner for Afghan Refugees. Mohmand also served as Political Agent in the Khyber and South Waziristan Agencies.

As part of his work in South Waziristan, Mohmand helped rebuild the main bazaar in Wana, the winter capital, which was later named "Rustam bazar" by the local maliks (or tribal chiefs) to honour him. From 1987 to 1989, he worked as Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees. He is currently a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advisory committee (headed by Imran Khan), which advises the provincial government on development and planning.[4][5]

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