Obaid ur Rehman Nizamani, a seasoned career diplomat, has been named Pakistan’s next ambassador to the Taliban-run Afghanistan. With more than 20 years of diplomatic experience, Nizamani is currently the Director of the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This will be Nizamani’s first post as an ambassador.
He also holds the position of South Asia Director-General for the Department. In addition, from 2015 to 2019, Nizamani worked as the deputy head of delegation at the Pakistani embassy in Washington.
In both bilateral and multinational diplomacy, Nizamani has a wealth of expertise. His predecessor, Ambassador Mansour Ahmed Khan, will leave the diplomatic corps on August 30. In the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he also held the position of Director General for South Asia and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
At the end of this month, Mansoor Ahmad Khan, the departing ambassador, will leave the government after achieving superannuation.