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Mohammad Kamran Akhtar

Ambassador & Permanent Representative

Ambassador Mohammad Kamran Akhtar joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in November 1995.

 

At Headquarters in Islamabad, Ambassador Kamran Akhtar earlier served as Additional Secretary (Arms Control & Disarmament / Policy Planning (PP)) (2022 – 2024), Director General (Arms Control and Disarmament) (2014 – 2022), Director (Arms Control and Disarmament) (2005 – 2010). s Assistant Director from 1995 to 2000, he worked in the South Asia and Europe Divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

 His postings abroad include a stint in the Embassy of Pakistan in Vienna as an Alternate Permanent Representative, from 2000 – 2005; and as Director General, Science and Technology in the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah, KSA from 2010 – 2014.

 

During the course of his diplomatic career, Mr. Kamran Akhtar has worked on a wide range of policy issues relating to Arms Control & Disarmament, Nuclear Safety & Security, International Security, the fight against narcotic drugs & organized crime, and international scientific cooperation.

 

He participated in several bilateral political engagements and led several rounds of Arms Control & Disarmament dialogues with Russia, China, Turkey, EU, Japan, Australia, the UK, and the. Ambassador Kamran Akhtar also participated in different international treaty negotiations on the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), the Draft UN Comprehensive Convention against Terrorism, the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, and the UN Convention against Corruption.

 

 

He also remained part of the UN / IAEA Experts Groups such as the Expert Group for developing the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety of Nuclear Research Reactors in 2003, the UNODC Expert Group to draft a report on Mutual Legal Assistance in relation to offences covered by international counter-drug, crime, and terrorism studies in 2004, UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) for the 5th and 6th periodic reviews of the continues operations of the UN Register on Conventional Arms in 2006 & 2009.

 

Mr. Kamran Akhtar holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics.

 

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