Shamshad Ahmed, Patron in Chief
Ambassador Shamshad Ahmed is a veteran Pakistani diplomat, international relations expert and an author who served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan from 1997 to 2000 and as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations between 2000 till 2002. He also served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Iran. He currently writes a weekly column for English daily The News. Before that he was a regular contributor to The Nation. He also writes occasionally for Dawn and The Express Tribune. He is the author of books including Dreams Unfulfilled and Pakistan and World Affairs.