- Saturday, October 31st, 11:00AM - 12:15PM, Preventing Deadly Conflict
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.
General Sahabzada Yaqub Khan biography
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict
Aga Khan University