|Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs|
7 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan|
|Pakistan Ambassador to the United States|
8 September 1999 – 16 December 1999
|Preceded by||Riaz Khokhar|
|Succeeded by||Maliha Lodhi|
Syed Tariq Fatemi|
9 July 1944
Dacca, East Bengal, British Indian Empire
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Spouse(s)||Zahra Wadood Fatemi|
University of Dhaka|
Moscow State University
Syed Tariq Fatemi (Urdu: طارق فاطمى ; born 9 July 1944), is a Pakistani diplomat who served as the Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister. He previously served as Pakistan Ambassador to the United States and to the European Union.
Born in Dhaka, British India, Fatemi went on to serve as a career foreign service officer and has held diplomatic missions throughout his career. In addition, he also provided his foreign policy expertise to represent Pakistan's case at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Aside from foreign service, he has briefly taught courses on International relations at the Foreign Service Academy and as well as courses on Security studies at the National Defence University and the Quaid-i-Azam University. A key member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), he is the author of the book, "The Future of Pakistan", and has repeatedly appeared in news media to comment on foreign affairs of the country. He is an expert on Russian studies and is fluent in Russian language.
In April 2017, the Prime Minister's Office issued directives to remove Fatemi from his post as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, for his alleged role in Dawn Leaks. Earlier, an inquiry committee had held Fatemi responsible for the Dawn Leaks. The allegation was rejected by Fatemi in a farewell letter.
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