Ambassador Riaz Mohammad Khan joined Pakistan Foreign Service in 1969. From 1979-86, From 1979-86, he was posted at Pakistan Mission to the United Nations. As Foreign Secretary he was responsible for international organizations and arms control and disarmament issues from 1998-2002, Foreign Office Spokesman 2000-2001 and as Director General responsible for Afghanistan and Soviet affairs from 1986-92. Mr. Khan served as Pakistan’s ambassador to China (2002-2005), to European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg (1995-1998) and to Kazakhstan and Kyrghyztan (1992-1995). From 2005 – 2008, he was Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.
Mr. Khan’s publications include “Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism and Resistance to Modernity” (John Hopkins and Woodrow Wilson Press 2011 and Oxford University Press, Karachi and New Delhi). “Untying the Afghan Knot: negotiating Soviet Withdrawal” (Duke University Press 1991). Coauthored “Yellow Sand Hills: a study of Chinese Communes” (published I Dhaka 1975). Pakistan: Glimpses of Vistas, History and Culture with narrative and over three hundred photographs. This event also marks the launch of his new book on Afghanistan and Pakistan (Urdu) published by ILQA Publications, Lahore.