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International agency administrator

Shafqat Kakakhel, Pakistani international agency administrator.


Kakakhel, Shafqat was born on March 14, 1944 in Peshawar, Pakistan.


Bachelor in Economics and Political Science, University Peshawar, 1966. Master of Arts in Political Science, University Peshawar, 1968. Foreign service training course in Economics and Diplomacy, Civil Service Academy, Lahore, Pakistan, 1969—1970.

Diploma in Arabic, Middle East Center Arab Studies, Shemlan, Lebanon, 1971.


Third secretary Pakistan Embassy, Beirut, 1971—1974, second secretary, first secretary Cairo, 1977—1980, first secretary, counsellor Bonn, Germany, 1980—1984. Desk officer for Middle East, Syria, Jordan and Palestinian affairs Ministry Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1974—1977, director general South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, 1992—1994. Director policy planning Pakistan, 1984—1985.

Assistant director, director cabinet of secretary general Organization Islamic Conference, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1985—1987. Minister, deputy high commissioner Government Pakistan, New Delhi, 1987—1992, high commissioner to Kenya Nairobi, 1994—1998, non-resident high commissioner to Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda, 1994—1998. Permanent representative environment program and center on human settlements United Nations, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994—1998, assistant secretary general, deputy executive director environment progressive, since 1998.

Member board governors Leadership for Environment and Development Pakistan, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Foreign Affairs, 1984.


Married; 3 children.