Director General
Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz
Director(Administration)
 
 

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Foreign Service Academy is the training arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan. Established in September 1981, the Academy has trained hundreds of Pakistani and foreign diplomats. (Read more)

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● A short course on administrative & financial matters for the FSP officers will be held from 15th to 17th May 2017.         ● Pre posting short orientation course for spouses will be held on 3rd to 6th July 2017.

 

 

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April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017

Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, gave the inaugural talk at the Specialized Di plomatic Course, which is a nine month long intensive graduate-level programme designed for new entrants into the Foreign Service. (more details)

April 11, 2017

Participants of 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course joined the Foreign Service Academy after completing their Common Training at Civil Services Academy Lahore. (more details)

March 17 , 2017
The Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad held its Passing-out Ceremony of the 25th Advance Diplomatic Course held at the Academy from 06 February to 17 March 2017. A group of 28 diplomats' from 25 friendly countries (more details)
March 16 , 2017
After having a series of interactions and visits to various Armed forces institutions including NDU, PAC, POF, HIT and Naval establishments in Karachi, the participants of the 25th Advance Diplomatic Course were received by (more details)
March 15 , 2017
A seven member delegation from Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Asia Department) visited the Foreign Service Academy. The Director General FSA received the delegation who were also briefed on the Aims, (more details)
March 14 , 2017
Field visit to Pakistan Ordanance Factories Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila. (more details)
March 14 , 2017
Visit to Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra. (more details)
March 13 , 2017
The honourable Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs met the participants of 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course at the Foreign Office on 13 March 2017. (more details)
March 10 , 2017
We had a very useful study tour of the mega project. The run of the river power project mainly constructed under the mountains with 61 kms of tunnel, envisages the diversion of Neelum waters through tunnels at (more details)
March 09 , 2017
Interaction with Youth Forum of Kashmir: The participants of the 25th ADC during their trip to Muzzaffarabad held an interactive session with the Youth Forum for Kashmir AJK. YFK Executive Director AJK (more details)
March 09 , 2017
During the visit to Muzzaffarabad city, the participants of the 25th ADC called on the Honourable President of Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan. (more details)
March 08 , 2017
Leisure Time: Chairlift, Cable Car, Horse riding, shopping & Snow: A week ago we were in Karachi at Beach with 32 C and now in Murree at 7600 ft high with snow covered peaks. Pakistan has so much to offer (more details)
March 08 , 2017
Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree Pakistan. home to some 700 boarding students distinctive character. With 155 years of incredible history, the College is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal at a height (more details)
March 07 , 2017
Meeting at Ministry of Planning and Development: Adviser to the Minister and Executive Director CPEC briefed the participants. (more details)
March 06 , 2017
Visit to BISB (Meeting with Ms Marvi Memon): The Government of Pakistan launched the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – the National Cash Transfer Programme (NCTP) – in July 2008, as the (more details)
March 06 , 2017
Guest Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Sultan, Mr. Shaqat Ali Khan Amb (r) Fauzia Nasreen. (more details)
March 03 , 2017
Fun Time in Karachi: Sea View, Cruise lunch courtesy KPT and Dinner at Kolachi Restaurant. (more details)
March 02 , 2017
Official Meetings in Karachi: Pakistan Stock Exchange Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Pakistan Navy (PN) Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT) State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). (more details)
March 01 , 2017
Visit to Quaid-e-Azam's Mausoleum. (more details)
March 01 , 2017
Visit to Sadqain Art Gallery and State Bank Museum. (more details)
March 01 , 2017
The participants of the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course held a meeting with the honourable Governor of Sindh Province during the country study tour to Karachi. (more details)
February 27, 2017
Visit to the Parliament of Pakistan. (more details)
February 25, 2017
The partcipants of 25th ADC spent a leisure day exploring some historical places around Islamabad namely:- Taxila (meaning "City of Cut Stone" or "Takṣa Rock") is a town and an important archaeological site (Ghandara Civilization) in Pakistan, situated about 32 km north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk (more details)
February 24, 2017
Dinner at Monal Restaurant. (more details)
February 24, 2017
Workshop on Negotiating Skills and talk on Roles/Functions of Strategic Plans Division (SPD). (more details)
February 23, 2017
The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is an international organization. It aims to reduce the ever-growing gap between the developed and developing world through (more details)
February 22, 2017
Understanding the role and functions of NDU and Pakistan's key role in War against Terrorism. (more details)
February 14-18, 2017
The participants of the 25th Advance Diplomatic Course completed their four day long tour of Lahore fro 14-18 Feb 2017. Besides holding a detailed meeting with Punjab Law Minister, the group also visited Punjab Police Integrated (more details)
February 12-14, 2017
The participants of the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course commenced their study tour to Sialkot and Lahore on 12th February 2017. In Sialkot, interactions were held with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry in addition to (more details)
February 10, 2017
Musical evening on 10 February held in honour of the participants of the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course. Over 150 guests including members of diplomatic corps, former Pakistan Ambassadors, senior government officials and media (more details)
February 08, 2017
Sight seeing: Damen e Koh and Faisal Mosque Islamabad. (more details)
February 08, 2017
Former Foreign Secretary Ambassador Salman Bashir, Ambassador M. Saeed Khalid and Dr. Muhammad Faisal delivering talks on various topics. (more details)
February 07, 2017
The first working day the 25th ADC encompassed a series of interactions with a variety of Guest Speakers on a range of topics. Mr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke about the Foreign Policy of Pakistan, Mr. Aneel Salman, Professor GIK Institute delivered a talk on Developing countries and International Economy, while Mr. Uxi Mufti briefed about the Cultural Mores of Pakistan.

February 06, 2017
Opening Day of the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course for Foreign Diplomat

Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz, Director General Foreign Service Academy delivering the welcome speech at the inaugural day of the 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course who commenced their six week (more details)

December 30, 2016
The Foreign Service Academy held the passing out Ceremony of the 36th Specialized Diplomatic Course marking the completion of the nine-month specialized training of twenty two probationary officers of the Foreign Service of Pakistan. The closing ceremony also included the passing out of a group of 37 diplomats from thirty five friendly countries (more details)
December 28, 2016

Meeting with Ms Marvi Memon and lectures at FSA.(more details)
December 24, 2016

Visit to SIUT and meeting with Professor Dr Adeeb Rizvi, who established a small 8 bed kidney centre in Karachi 42 years ago. The story of phenomenal success of the SIUT which has grown in size, range and (more details)
December 24, 2016

Busy day in Karachi !!! Suzuki Motors, AMAN Foundation, National Academy of Performing Arts and Kolachi Restaurant.(more details)
December 22, 2016

Meeting with Chief Secretary Sind, presentation by Chairperson Sind Board of Investment, visit to Pakistan Navy PNS Zulfiqar and PNS Qasim Manora, meeting with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industries.(more details)
December 20, 2016

Meeting with Foreign Secretary.(more details)
December 20, 2016

Nuclearization in South Asia by Dr. Maria Sultan and Human Rights Standards by Dr. Faqir Hussain.(more details)
December 18, 2016

Participants of the 24th Junior Diplomatic Course visit Muzaffarabad and have an interactive session with members of the Youth Forum for Kashmir.(more details)
December 17, 2016

The participants of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course met the honourable President AJK Sardar Masood Khan in Muzaffarabad. An enlightening talk on the genesis of the Kashmir Issue was followed by interesting Q&A and sumptuous refreshments.(more details)
December 16, 2016

Participants of the 24th Junior Diplomatic Course visiting Mall Road Murree city(more details)
December 15, 2016

The participants of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra and Sikh Heritage "Punja Sahib" in Hassan Abdal (more details)
December 15, 2016

We had some interesting talks/sessionat FSA including talk by Talat Hussain on "role of media in international relations", session by Mr. Asim Iftikhar DG UN at MOFA on "role of Pakistan in UN" and talk by Gen Lodin, Chief of UNMOGIP on "role of UNMOGIP"(more details)
December 10, 2016

A week long tour finally nearing its end as the bus takes us back to Islamabad from Lahore via motorway. A quick visit to Lahore Museum was the last official activity of the tour. Great cooperation of the (more details)
December 09, 2016

An informative trip to National College of Arts (NCA) and Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFAD). (more details)
December 08, 2016

Foreign diplomats under training at FSA visit Wagah border and witnessed the flag lowing parade, held meeting with the Chief Secretary, interaction with National School of Public Policy NSPP, theatre performance (more details)
December 07, 2016

Another busy day in Lahore visiting LUMS, US Apparel Pvt Ltd and Police Integrated command and communications centre. (more details)
December 06, 2016

Exploring the historical city of Lahore! Masjid Wazir Khan, Dehli Gate, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, food street, Rangeela Rickshaw tour and dinner at the rooftop of a three century old building (Restuarat Coccu's Den) and (more details)
December 05, 2016

Participants of the 24th JDC had a very busy day in Sialkot, meeting DCO, interaction with Sialkot Chambers of Commerce and a few field visits (more details)
December 04, 2016

Sight-seeing at Head Marala Barrage, Sialkot. (more details)
December 03, 2016

Fabulous day visiting Katas Raj temples and Khewra Rock Salt Mines, second largest salt mines in the world. (more details)
December 01, 2016

A dinner at Monal was arranged for the participants of the 24th Junior Diplomatic Course for Foreign Diplomats. (more details)
November 30, 2016

Pakistan is proud to be one of the biggest democratic countries in the world with equal opportunities for all. The participants of the 24th JDC (more details)
November 29, 2016
Talk on CPEC, Pak-India Relations and visit to PNCA. (more details)
November 28, 2016
Participants of 24th JDC visited National Defence University for a study tour. Briefing on NDU and update presentation on Role of Pakistan in the war against Terrorism was followed by refreshments. (more details)
November 26, 2016
Introduction of Pakistan through a video documetary, Parade of colourful flags from 36 participating countries of 24th JDC, superb music both from Pakistan and Africa, including the instrumental music by "Khumariyaan", (more details)
November 25, 2016
Energy Security in 21st Century
Dr. Gulfaraz Ahmed, Former Federal Secretary Petroleum gave a very informative talk for the participants of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course on "Energy Security in the 21st Century". (more details)
November 24, 2016
Exploring the traces of Ancient Civilization
Foreign participants of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course undertook a short trip to Taxila on 24 November, a city known to be the birth place of Buddhism. "Gandhara, historical region in what is now northwestern Pakistan, (more details)
November 24, 2016

Study Visit 24th Junior Diplomatic Course

A short study tour to Pakistan Ordinance Factory Wah was arranged for the foreign diplomats for understanding the Defence production capability of Pakistan (more details)

November 24, 2016
An introductory talk by Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on Kashmir Dispute was held at the FSA for the International (more details)
November 23, 2016
Exploring the Beautiful city of Islamabad The participants of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course had an interesting tour of Damen-e-Koh (Margalla Hills) and Faisal Mosque.(more details)
November 23, 2016
Pakistan's Foreign Office and Mission's Abroad A talk by Mr. Khayyam Akbar, Director General Personnel, MOFA.(more details)
November 22, 2016
An introductory talk and presentation on "Cultural Heritage of Pakistan" by Dr. Uxi Mufti and a presentation on Diplomatic Protocol was held for the 24th JDC.(more details)

November 21, 2016
Opening Day of 24th Junior Diplomatic Course for Foreign Diplomat

Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz, Director General Foreign Service Academy extended a warm welcome to the participants from over thirty countries for the 24th JDC (more details)

November 17, 2016
A day long workshop on Economic Diplomacy was held at the FSA. Dr. Safdar Sohail, Executive Director (CPEC Think Tank) and Dr. Muhammad Irfan, Deputy Secretary WTO at Ministry of Commerce conducted two sessions each on (more details)
November 15, 2016
Workshop on negotiating skills was held at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).(more detalis)
November 12, 2016
On the eve of their last study tour to Lahore, FSP Officers of 43 CTP (36th Specialized Diplomatic Course) hosted a Welcome Dinner for the officers of the (more details)
November 11, 2016
A two day tour to Sialkot and Lahore mainly visiting "Forward Sports" which produced BRAZUCA football used for World Cup in 2014 and Sialkot Chamber (more details)
November 08, 2016
Dr. Sergei A. Baranov, Counsellor at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Islamabad delivered a talk at the Academy on "Pakistan-Russia Relations (more details)
November 08, 2016
An in-depth interactive session was held with Gen (r) Nasir Janjua, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister at the National Security Division, (more details)
November 08, 2016
Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs delivered a talk on "US pivot to Asia Policy" to the probationary officers of 36 Specialized Diplomatic Course. (more details)
November 04, 2016
A talk on "Importance of Consular Work and dealing with Pakistani Community in Mission's Abroad" by Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami, Additional Secretary (A &C). (more details)
November 03, 2016
The Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive session by Ms. Riffat Inam Butt, Dy. Legal Adviser - II, MoFA, on "Pakistan's Human Rights Obligations (more details)
November 01, 2016
As part of capacity building measures, a Media Workshop was held at the Academy, on 1 November 2016. The first session was covered by Mr. Shafkat Jalil, Director General (External Publicity),(more details)
October 21 to 28, 2016
Country Study Tour to Gwadar and Karachi for the probationary officers of the 36th Specialized Diplomatic Course was held from 21-28 Oct (more details).
October 20, 2016
Officers of the 36th Specialized Diplomatic Course under training at FSA visited ISPR on 20 October 2016. The delegation was briefed on the role and function of (more details)
October 19, 2016
A study tour to Supreme Court of Pakistan was arranged on 19 October 2016. Besides, visiting the newly established Supreme Court Museum, Court Chamber (more details)
October 17, 2016
Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive talk by H.E. Ms. Ina Lepel, Ambassador of Germany, on “Pakistan-German Relations in the context of Global/Regional challenges”.(more details)
October 14, 2016
Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive talk by H.E. Mr. Mehdi Honardoost, Ambassador of Iran, on “Pakistan-Iran Relations in the context of Global/Regional challenges”.(more details)
October 10, 2016
As part of the 36 th Specialized Diplomatic Course training programme, the Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive talk by Her Excellency, Mrs. Jeannette Seppen, Netherlands Ambassador on “Pakistan-Netherlands Relations in the context of Global/Regional challenges”. (more details)
October 10, 2016
An interactive talk was arranged with Mr. Ashfaq Mehmood, on “Pakistan Water Issue and its Foreign Policy Implication with Neighbouring States”. (more details)
October 06, 2016
Foreign Service Academy arranged a visit to Pakistan Television Office for the Participants of the 36th Specialized Diplomatic Course. (more details)
October 05, 2016
Foreign Service Academy arranged a talk with Ms. Salma Malik on the topic “Pakistan-India Relations in the Context of Evolving Geo-Strategic Paradigm, Challenges and Way Forward”. (more details)
October 04, 2016
Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive talk by H.E. Mr. Thomas Drew CMG, British High Commissioner, on “Pakistan-UK Relations in the context of Global/Regional challenges”.(more details)
October 03, 2016
An interactive talk with Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Head of Centre for Future Policy, Sustainable Development Policy Institute on “Digital Diplomacy”. (more details)
September 30 , 2016
As part of the 36 th Specialized Diplomatic Course training programme, the Foreign Service Academy arranged an interactive talk by H.E. S. Babur Girgin, Ambassador of Turkey (more details)
 

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