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Najmuddin Shaikh

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Preceded by  Shahryar Khan
Succeeded by  Shamshad Ahmad
Spouse  Rana Shaikh
Name  Najmuddin Shaikh
Religion  Muslim

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Alma mater  The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Education  Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

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Najmuddin Shaikh (Urdu: شيخ نجم لدين‎) (born 1939) served as the Pakistani ambassador to United States (1990–1991).


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Education and family

He is a graduate of Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1962). His wife, Raana Shaikh, has served as the Managing Director of Pakistan Television, and earlier as Secretary for the Ministry of Culture. He is the brother of Air Marshal Riazuddin Shaikh.


Shaikh joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1961. During his 38 years of service, he served as Pakistan's ambassador to Canada (1987–1989), ambassador to West Germany (1989–1990), ambassador to the United States (1990–1991) and ambassador to Iran (1992–1994). He then served as Foreign Secretary from 1994 to 1997, later replaced by Shamshad Ahmad. He has also served as Pakistan's special envoy to Yemen, Sudan, Kenya and Bahrain (February 2005).

Other activities

Shaikh has been a member of the board of governors of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad and senior vice president of the Karachi Council of Foreign Relations. He used to write a weekly column on foreign affairs for the Dawn and now writes for Daily Times.


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