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Sahabzada Yaqub Khan
Former Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
 

At SWF:

  • Saturday, October 31st, 11:00AM - 12:15PM, Preventing Deadly Conflict

Biography:

General Sahabzada Yaqub Khan enjoyed a distinguished career in the Pakistani Army that began before Pakistani independence. Rising to the rank Lieutenant General, Yaqub Khan served as Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Eastern Zone and Governor of East Pakistan.

On retiring from the Army he embarked on a career as a diplomat, serving as Ambassador to France, the USA and Soviet Union from 1972-82. Since 1982 he has served as Foreign Minister under seven different governments. From 1992 until 1997 Yaqub Khan was the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for the Western Sahara. He now serves as Chairman of the Aga Khan University and Hospital and is a Commissioner of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.

Links:

General Sahabzada Yaqub Khan biography
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict
Aga Khan University
United Nations

Notable Quote "The Taleban is using culture and religion to keep women down."
   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
Actions which make a difference... COEXISTENCE AND COMMUNITY: More than 50 young people from nearly as many countries are taking part as full participants in this year's SWF.
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