Ambassador (r) Abrar Hussain appointed as Vice Chairman, IPS


ISLAMABAD, MAR 5 (DNA) – Senior diplomat, author, and Pakistan’s former special secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, Abrar Hussain, has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman (Academics), Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) by its board of governors.

The former diplomat, who has been associated with the Institute for the last two years as a senior research associate and then a member of the board of governors, had an accomplished diplomatic career that started in 1983.

In a period spanning over thirty-five years, Hussain served in Kuwait (1987-1989), Jeddah (1993-1995), Prague (1995-1997), Kandahar (1999-2001), Beirut (2001-2002) and Brunei (2005-2006) in various capacities. He remained Pakistan’s ambassador to Nepal (2008-2011), Kuwait (2013-2014), and Afghanistan, where he first served as a Counsel General in Kandahar during the Taliban regime (1999-2001). Thirteen years later, he was appointed as an ambassador of Pakistan in Kabul in 2014. He finally retired as a Special Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2018.

IPS Press has recently published his memoirs of the diplomatic service in Afghanistan.=DNA