Ambassador-Designate Arrives


New York: Ambassador-designate Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Mahmud Ali Durrani has arrived in Washington and will take charge of his assignment soon. General Durrani brings with him vast and varied experience of serving both in military and civil organizations in important capacities. He is also the author of several books and has represented Pakistan in different countries. His curriculum vitae is as under:
• Born: 1941.
• Graduated from Pakistan Military Academy in 1961.
• Served in various Command/Staff and Instructional appointments during his army career.
• Attended a mid-career Armour course in USA in 1973 and Basic Airborne Course from Fort Benning, USA in 1982.
• Served as Pakistan Defense and Military Attache in Washington from 1977 to 1982.
• Military Secretary to the President of Pakistan from 1983 to 1986.
• Chairman and Chief Executive Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board (POF) from 1992-1998.
• After retirement from the Army, he was actively involved in working for peace between India and Pakistan as member of a dedicated group of Pakistanis and Indians.
• Served for three years in the Governing Council of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London (2001-2004).
. He is married and has three children.

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