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Profile of the High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat
Major General (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in Pakistan Army in March 1979. He has varied experience of command, staff and instructional assignments.
He has served with United Nations Peacekeeping Force as Contingent Commander in Haiti (1997-98) and as Mission Planning Officer and Officer in Charge, Generic Planning Unit, at Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Secretariat, New York (1999-2001).
He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations (2011) and a Post-Doc in International Cooperation (2014).
After his retirement from the Army in April 2014, he worked as Principal / Dean of National Institute of Peace and Conflict resolution and Centre for International Peace and Stability, University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad (2014-16). During this time, he also remained as a Residential Fellow of Global Think Tank Network at NUST, Islamabad. Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner, he was serving as Advisor at Centre for Counter Violent Extremism and Conflict Resolution at National Defence University, Islamabad.
He has authored a book titled: “International Conflict Resolution: Role of the UN and the OIC”, published in 2014. Besides contributing a number of articles to various national journals, he regularly participates in national and international seminars on International Peace and Stability, International Security and Crisis Management.
Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north.