Welcome to Foreign Service Academy

Foreign Service Academy is the training arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan. Established in September 1981, the Academy has trained hundreds of Pakistani and foreign diplomats.

The entire diplomatic corps of Pakistan is a graduate of FSA. In addition to training of entry-level officials of the Foreign Service of Pakistan, it organizes courses mid-career level for officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan
Director General

Dr. Asima Rabbani
Director (Programme & Administration)
 

 



News & Events

July 06, 2022
Ms. Izzat Jehan delivered a lecture on "Human Resource Development" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 30, 2022
Mr. Zaki Khalid had an interaction with the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 30, 2022
Dr. Hussain Nadim and Ms. Iqra Ashraf delivered lectures on "Strategic Communications in Diplomacy" and "Use of Social Media", respectively, to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 29, 2022
The Director General of Foreign Service Academy, Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, held an online meeting with Vice Rector of University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), Dr. Saidmukhtar Saidkasimov, to discuss a 12 month plan of action to implement the MoU on cooperation between the two institutions.

June 28, 2022
Mr. Tony Hulton, Group Director (Daraz), delivered a lecture on "E-Commerce" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 24, 2022
Ms. Nimra Nadeem delivered a lecture with a practical exercise on "Content Creation" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 23, 2022
H.E. Mr. Aybek Arif Usmanov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, called on Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General, FSA.

June 22, 2022
H.E. Mr. Per Albert Ilsaas, Ambassador of Norway to Pakistan, recorded his remarks in the visitors book.

June 22, 2022
H.E. Mr. Per Albert Ilsaas, Ambassador of Norway, delivered a lecture on "Norway's Perspective on Afghanistan" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 20, 2022
Ms. Puruesh Chaudhary delivered a lecture on "The Art of Story Telling" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 14, 2022
H.E. Mr. Brahim Romani, Ambassador of Algeria to Pakistan, called on Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General, FSA.

June 14, 2022
Prof. Dr. Nusrat Ara Majeed delivered a lecture on "Heart Health" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 09, 2022
Ms. Lianne Houben, Deputy Head Of Mission, Embassy of Netherlands, visited the Foreign Service Academy on the occasion of balloting for the selection of ten lucky trainee officers who will be going to The Hague for the three weeks Clingendael programme from 23rd August to 9th September, 2022.

June 07, 2022
Amb. Syed Abrar Hussain delivered a lecture on "Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

June 06, 2022
Prof. Dr. Ozgur Orhangazi delivered his first lecture on "International Economics" to the participants of the 42nd SDC. This is part of a new initiative undertaken by the Foreign Service Academy in collaboration with UNCTAD and Pakistan's mission in Geneva.

June 01, 2022
Amb. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry delivered a lecture on "Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

May 30, 2022
Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan delivered a lecture on "Research Methodology" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

May 25, 2022
Mr. Umer Bhatti delivered a lecture on "International Economics" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

May 20, 2022
Congratulations to the 8 officers of MOFA on successful completion of 33rd MCMC Domain Specific Component of FSP on May 20, 2022.
Amb. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, former Foreign Secretary and Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General FSA, congratulated the participants for their hard-work and outstanding performance during their intensive training at the Foreign Service Academy.

May 20, 2022
Dr. Haider Abbas delivered a lecture on "Cyber Security Threats" to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 19, 2022
Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh and Mr. Asif Hussain Memon delivered lectures on "Sustainable Development" and "Current Situation of Afghanistan", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 18, 2022
The FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC hosted a "Cultural Night & Dinner" event at the Foreign Service Academy on 18th May, 2022.

May 17, 2022
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali and Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain delivered lectures on "Bilateral Investment Treaty" and "Climate Change", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 17, 2022
Amb Farukh Amil delivered a lecture on "International Organizations" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

May 16, 2022
Mr. Usman Iqbal Jadoon and Mr. Asim Ali Khan delivered lectures on "Pakistan's Role & Challenges at the UN" and "FATF & Pakistan", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 13, 2022
Dr. Naeem Salik and Ms. Izzat Jahan delivered lectures on "International Politics" and "Human Resource Development", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 13, 2022
The FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC participated in a workshop on "Negotiations Skills" conducted by Amb. Farukh Amil.

May 11, 2022
Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani and Mr. Murad Ali delivered lectures on "International Relations" and "Human Resource Development", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 11, 2022
Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani delivered a lecture on "International Relations" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

May 10, 2022
Ms. Zoobia Masood delivered a lecture on "Drafting Skills" to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 10, 2022
Amb. Jalil Abbas Jillani delivered a lecture on "Changing Dynamics of South Asia" to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 09, 2022
Dr. Safdar A. Sohail, Mr. Moin Ahmed Wani, Amb. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Amb. Ghalib Iqbal and Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal delivered lectures on "CPEC", "GSP Plus", "Post COVID-19 World Order", "Diplomacy" and "Information Warfare", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

May 09, 2022
Dr. Farhan Zahid delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's National Security Policy" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 29, 2022
Amb. Irfan Yusuf Shami, and Dr. Tassawar Hussain delivered lectures on "Crisis Management" and "Human Rights, Gender and Minority Issues", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

April 29, 2022
Mr. Asif Hussain Memon delivered a lecture on "The Current Situation of Afghanistan" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 28, 2022
Amb. Nadeem Riyaz, Amb. Zamir Akram and Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti delivered lectures on "Foreign Office and Missions Abroad", "Arms Control" and "CoP-26", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

April 27, 2022
Dr. Nasra Talat Farooq and Amb. Tasnim Aslam delivered lectures on "International Politics" and "Public Speaking", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

April 27, 2022
Amb. Masood Khalid delivered a lecture on "International Relations" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 26, 2022
Amb. Tariq Fatemi, Amb. Abrar Hussain and Dr. Manzoor Ahmed delivered lectures on "US-India Partnership", "New Realities in Afghanistan" and "Pakistan and WTO", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

April 25, 2022
Amb. Naghmana Hashmi, Amb. Masood Khalid and Mr. Haroon Sharif delivered lectures on "Pakistan's Foreign Policy Challenges", "Relations with ASEAN" and "Pakistan's FDI Policy", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 33rd MCMC.

April 25, 2022
Amb. Naghmana Hashmi delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Foreign Policy Challenges" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 25, 2022
The domain specific component of 33rd Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC) started at the Foreign Service Academy on April 25, 2022.

April 18, 2022
Mr. Naveed Ashraf delivered a lecture on "Human Resource Development" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 11, 2022
Amb. Khalid Mahmood delivered a lecture on "International Organizations and Multilateral Issues" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 08, 2022
Dr. Ahmed Ijaz Malik delivered a lecture on "International Economics" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 07, 2022
Dr. Aisha Younas and Mr. Ali Sultan delivered lectures on "International Politics" and "International Law", respectively, to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 05, 2022
Amb. Shafkat Saeed delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Foreign Policy" to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

April 04, 2022
Amb. Nadeem Riyaz and Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry delivered lectures on "Diplomacy" and "Foreign Service as a Career", respectively, to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

March 31, 2022
A Webinar on "Regional Security: Current Balances and Risks" was jointly hosted by Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad and The Diplomatic Institute of Portugal. Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Former Foreign Secretary and Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the USA and Mr. Jorge Monteiro, Director of Security and Defence Service, Portugal MFA gave their respective views. The probationary officers of the 42nd SDC benefited greatly with their participation.

March 31, 2022
Amb. Tariq Fatemi, Dr. Aneel Salman and Dr. Nasra Talat Farooq delivered lectures on "Pakistan's Foreign Policy", "Pakistan's Economy and Foreign Trade" and "International Politics", respectively, to the participants of the 42nd SDC.

March 31, 2022
Dr. Asima Rabbani, Director (Programme), introduced the Specialized Diplomatic Course to the participants of the 42nd batch of SDC.

March 16, 2022
Twenty two FSP probationary officers joined the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad for the 42nd Specialized Diplomatic Course after completing their Common Training at the Civil Services Academy, Lahore. The Director General, Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan welcomed the participants and briefed them about the academy and the diplomatic course.

March 04, 2022
Concluding ceremony of the Protocol course for the staff and officers of the National Assembly Secretariat was held at the academy. Amb. Ghalib Iqbal congratulated and awarded certificates to the participants.

March 03, 2022
Amb. Farukh Amil delivered a lecture on "Event Management" to the participants of the Protocol course (National Assembly Secretariat).

March 01, 2022
Amb. Ghalib Iqbal delivered a lecture on "Duties & Qualities of a Protocol Officer" and "VVIP Visits" to the participants of the Protocol course (National Assembly Secretariat).

February 28, 2022
Protocol course for the officers and staff of the National Assembly Secretariat commenced at the academy. Amb. Nadeem Riyaz delivered a lecture on "Protocol, Etiquettes and Manners" to the participants.

February 09, 2022
Senator Anwaar ul Haq Kakar visited the Foreign Service Academy and recorded his remarks in the visitors book.

February 03, 2022
H.E. Paulo Neves Pocinho, Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan, called on Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General, FSA.

January 29, 2022
Mr. Mashkoor Hussain Kamboh delivered a lecture to the FSP Officers as part of a One-Day Refresher Course.

January 14, 2022
Congratulations to the seven officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on successful completion of 32nd MCMC Domain Specific Component of FSP, today. The DG Ambassador Zahid Nasrullah Khan while awarding certificates to the participants appreciated their hard-work and outstanding performance during their intensive four weeks training at the FSA.

January 14, 2022
Ambassador of the EU to Pakistan, Ms. Androulla Kaminara delivered a lecture on "EU and its various systems" to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 12, 2022
The FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC participated in a simulation exercise conducted by Dr. Rabia Akhter on "Conflict Resolution" and Dr. Manzoor Ahmad delivered a lecture on "Pakistan and WTO" to the officers.

January 10, 2022
Amb. Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami delivered a lecture on "Crisis Management" to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 7, 2022
Mr. Syed Irfan Ali and Dr. Zubair Iqbal Ghouri delivered lectures on "Roshan Digital Account and Pakistani Community" and "Media Management and Digital Diplomacy", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 6, 2022
Dr. Farrukh Saleem delivered a lecture on "FATF and Pakistan" to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 5, 2022
Dr. Haider Abbas and Mr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh delivered lectures on "Cyber Security Threats" and "Sustainable Development - Climate Change and Pakistan", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 4, 2022
Mr. Usman Iqbal Jadoon, Ms. Izzat Jahan and Dr. Nasra Talat Farooq delivered lectures on "Social Issues", "Financial Management in Missions Abroad"and "BREXIT", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

January 3, 2022
Dr. Aneel Salman and Dr. Nadeem ul Haq delivered lectures on "COP-26" and "Post-Covid International Economic Challenges and Implications for Pakistan", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 31, 2021
Amb. Masood Khalid, Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Brig. Zahir Kazmi and Amb. Manzoor ul Haq delivered lectures on "Relations with ASEAN", "Islamophobia", "Indian Nuclear Programme" and "Diaspora Management", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 30, 2021
Amb. Syed Abrar Hussain delivered a lecture on "New Realities in Afghanistan and Implications for the Region" to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 29, 2021
Today, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi graced the passing out ceremony of 41st Specialized Diplomatic Course as Chief Guest and awarded certificates to 21 graduating diplomats of Pakistan. The Foreign Minister congratulated the graduating diplomats and urged them to work with honour, dedication and commitment for Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

December 28, 2021
Amb. Tasnim Aslam and Mr. Salman Athar delivered lectures on "Public Speaking" and "Nature of Consular Work", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC on 28th December, 2021.

December 24, 2021
Amb. Nadeem Riyaz, Amb. Zamir Akram and Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain delivered lectures on "Foreign Office and Missions Abroad", "Arms Control. Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regimes" and "Evolving Dynamics of Middle East and Impact on Pakistan", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 23, 2021
Amb. Tariq Fatemi, Amb. Farukh Amil, and Mr. Haroon Sharif delivered lectures on "Pakistan's Foreign Policy Challenges", "Pakistan at Multilateral Fora" and "Pakistan's FDI Policy", respectively, to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 22, 2021
Amb. Ghalib Iqbal delivered a lecture on "Responsibilities of Charge d' Affaires and Interim" and Amb. Sohail Khan delivered a lecture on "Reaching out to Africa" to the FSP officers of the 32nd MCMC.

December 21, 2021
The domain specific component of 32nd Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC) started at the Foreign Service Academy on December 21, 2021. Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal (IIU), Amb. Ali Sarwar Naqvi, Amb. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Amb. Abdul Basit delivered lectures to the participants of the 32nd MCMC.

December 09, 2021
The probationers of the 41st SDC visited the Embassy of the Netherlands upon completion of their four weeks Clingendael online course.

December 09, 2021
Students of Balochistan Residential College Loralai accompanied with Prof. M. Farooq Kakar (Principal) visited the Foreign Service Academy as part of their study tour. The probationers of the 41st SDC also welcomed the students and briefed them about the Foreign Service of Pakistan.

November 11, 2021
Amb. Tehmina Janjua delivered a lecture on "US-China Rivalry" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

November 11, 2021
Asst Prof. Tahmina Rashid delivered an online lecture on "Gender in International Relations" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

November 10, 2021
Prof. William Maley delivered an online lecture on "US, China and the Quad" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

November 9, 2021
Mr. Umer Bhatti delivered a lecture on "International Economics" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

November 9, 2021
Prof. Anthony Burke delivered an online lecture on "COP 26 - Challenges and Opportunities" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

November 1, 2021
Mr. Shah Faisal Kakar, Director (Administration) FSA, delivered a lecture on "Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 29, 2021
Mr. Haroon Sharif delivered a lecture on "Economic Diplomacy" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 27, 2021 - October 28, 2021
The FSP officers of the 41st SDC visited Peshawar and the Pak-Afghan Border (Michni Post).

October 20, 2021 - October 22, 2021
The participants of the 41st SDC visited Muzzaffarabad, AJK. The FSP officers had an interaction with Mr. Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The officers also visited Chakothi Border (LoC) for sightseeing. Lastly, the officers were briefed on the development activities and administrative setup in AJK.

October 15, 2021
Mr. Muhammad Rahman, DG PNRA, delivered a lecture on "Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Mechanism of Pakistan" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 12, 2021
Mr. Khizar Hayat, DG NTC, delivered a lecture on "National Tariff Commission" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 12, 2021
Brig Zahir Ul Haider Kazmi delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Nuclear Policy" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 7, 2021
Ms. Shaiza Khawaja delivered an online lecture on "International Disaster Risk Management" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 7, 2021
Mr. Fahad Raza delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Bilateral Trading Arrangements and Initiatives" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 5, 2021
Ms. Maria Kazi delivered a lecture on "Dealing with Government and Business Houses of Host Country" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

October 4, 2021
Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Haider delivered a lecture on "Commercial Work in Pakistan Missions Abroad" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 30, 2021
The probationers of the 41st SDC visited "Pakistan Ordnance Factory, Wah-Cantt" and "Heavy Industries, Taxila".

September 29, 2021
Dr. Maliha Lodhi delivered a lecture on "Why Soft Power is Important" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 27, 2021
Mr. Ahmad Nazir Warraich delivered a lecture on "Evolution of Human Rights Movement" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 23, 2021
Amb. Hassan Habib delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Relations with Democratic People's Republic of Korea" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 22, 2021
Dr. Shabana Fayyaz delivered a lecture on "Coercive Diplomacy - Pakistan's Response" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 21, 2021
Amb. Shahid M G Kiani delivered a lecture on "Pakistan's Outreach to Far East: Successes and Failures" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 21, 2021
Amb. Abdul Basit delivered a lecture on "Kashmir Issue and Way Forward" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 20, 2021
Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan delivered a lecture on "IMF and FATF; Impact on Pakistan" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 17, 2021
The participants of the 41st SDC visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

September 15, 2021
Amb. Sohail Khan delivered a lecture on "Foreign Policy of Russia and USA" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 14, 2021
Mr. Shahbaz Hussain delivered a lecture on "Crisis Management and Evacuation from Libya" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 14, 2021
Air Commodore Khalid Banuri delivered a lecture on "Evolving Global and Regional Strategic Stability" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 14, 2021
Amb. Khalid Usman Qaiser delivered a lecture on "Diaspora Management" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 8, 2021
The participants of the 41st SDC attended a lecture on "Pakistan-China Relations", delivered by Amb. Masood Khalid.

September 7, 2021
Mr. Usman Iqbal Jadoon delivered a lecture on "Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 7, 2021
Amb. Asif Durrani delivered a lecture on "Pakistan-Iran Relations" to the participants of the 41st SDC.

September 3, 2021
The participants of the 41st SDC participated in a simulation exercise on "Multilateral Negotiations", conducted by Amb. Farukh Amil.

August 30, 2021
H.E. Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, called on Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General, Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad.

August 30, 2021
H.E. Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, called on Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, Director General, Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad.

August 23, 2021
The Academy held a welcome ceremony for the new Director General, Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan and farewell for the outgoing Director General, Amb. M. Imran Mirza.

   
 
 
 

 

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