Ambassador Najm us Saqib has joined the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad, as its new Director General. He resumed his responsibilities as the 27th Director General of the Academy on 27 July 2020.
Ambassador Najm us Saqib joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1985 as a career diplomat. Holder of a Master of Science degree in National Security and War Studies from the National Defence University (NDU), he is also a Law Graduate.
Ambassador Saqib has served in various countries of the world including Bangladesh, Spain, Azerbaijan, Kenya and Canada.
In Havana, he served as the first ever resident Ambassador of Pakistan to Cuba from 2007 to 2010. He was Pakistan's High Commissioner in South Africa (2014-2017) and Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil (2017-2020) with concurrent accreditation to ten countries of Africa and South America.
Ambassador Najm us Saqib has been a visiting Faculty Member of various academic institutions of Pakistan. He has authored five books of poetry and prose in three languages. On his literary works, he received "2011 Excellence in Literature Award" by Bolan Academy.
The Foreign Service Academy is the training arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is primarily responsible for training of the junior and mid-career level diplomats of Pakistan and the world. The Academy has trained 1423 national and 1437 foreign diplomats till date.
August 12, 2020