Press Release

Appointment of the New Secretary General, 01 March 2017

H.E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial has assumed

charge of the office of Secretary General of SAARC from 01 March 2017, on completion of the tenure of former Secretary General.

Mr. Sial is a seasoned diplomat from Pakistan Foreign Service with a career spanning over 33 years. He has Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from National Defense University, Islamabad. He has a rich experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy both at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad and Missions abroad. He was Director (Pakistan) from 2003-2006, at SAARC Secretariat Kathmandu.

Secretary General Sial served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Tajikistan from 2011-2014 and Ambassador/Alternate Permanent Representative at Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, New York. Before joining SAARC Secretariat he was Special Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.



01 March 2017