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Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz
(Programme & Admin)
Mr. Shahbaz M. Malik

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November 16, 2017

After a lecture on Types of International Agreements and International Law by Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, the participants of the 25th Junior Diplomatic Course visit the National Defence University followed by a visit to Lok Virsa Museum for a glimpse of the culture of Pakistan.

November 15, 2017

The participants of the 25th Junior Diplomatic Course had a discussion on China – Pakistan Economic Corridor with Dr. Shahid Rashid, Director,M/O Planning & Development. Followed by an Introduction to Strategic Plans Division: Its Role & Functions by Brig. Zahir Kazmi, Director Arms Control, SPD. The session of lectures ended on the topic of Public & Economic Diplomacy by Ambassador (R) M. Saeed Khalid, but the day of activities came to rest after a visit to the Parliament of Pakistan.

November 14, 2017

H.E. Mr. David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan, enlightens the participants of the 25th JDC on Pakistan-US Relations. Later discussions were arranged with Dr. Talat Farooq and Ambassador Shaukat Ali Mukadam followed by a visit to Pakistan National Council of Arts.

November 13, 2017

Discussion on "The Role of Global Powers in Building Cooperative Security Order in South Asia with Dr. Christian Wagner followed by "The Rise of China - Shift from Geo-strategic to Geo- economics: Impact on South Asia" with Mr. Didier Chaudet.

November 10, 2017

Guest speaker Ms. Salma Malik gave a brief view on Pakistan-India relations to the participants of the 25th Junior Diplomatic Course followed by Mr. Khalid Banuri who discussed Non-Kinetic Warfare. Later the participants were invited for dinner and a sight of Islamabad at night from Monal Restaurant.

November 09, 2017

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November 07, 2017

Participants of the 25th JDC were given an introduction to the cultural mores of Pakistan by Mr. Uxi Mufti followed by an interactive session with Dr. Aneel Salman on Developing countreis and international economics. The day was concluded after a visit to Pakistan Monument, Islamabad.

November 06, 2017

Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz, Director General Foreign Service Academy delivered the welcome speech at the inaugural day of the 25th Junior Diplomatic Course who commenced their six week long training at the Academy, today. Earlier, Mr. Shahbaz M. Malik, Director Programme briefed the guest diplomats on the Academy and the Course outlines.


October 23-26, 2017

Country study tour of the participants of the 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course to Karachi.

October 21-22, 2017

Country study tour of the participants of the 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course to Gwadar.

October 18, 2017

Participants of the 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course visit the National Assembly of Pakistan.

September 21, 2017

A week of sports activities was organized by the 37th SDC Sports Club. It came to an end as the finalists played for the win. A few glimpses from the nail biting finals.

September 20, 2017

The Foreign Service Academy hosted a farewell/welcome party for the outgoing Director Programme Mr. Sajjad Haider Khan and the incoming Director Mr. Shahbaz M. Malik. Earlier, the probationary officers of 37th SDC hosted a farewell dinner in honour of Director Programme. A few glimpse of the events are here.

September 15, 2017

Sports Activities at Pakistan Sports Board

September 14, 2017

The participants of 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course visited Board of Investment

September 14, 2017

The Debating Club of 37th SDC, organized an Intra Academy Debating Championship. In the first round eight teams of three officers each participated out of which four teams went to the semi final. (more details)

September 13, 2017

The participants of 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) and met Director General Military Operations. (more details)

August 30, 2017

Research Society of International Law organized a day long Seminar on International Law in the context of Contemporary Issues of Pakistan and the region. (more details)

August 29, 2017

As part of academic outreach and institutional collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), probationary officers attended a day long Seminar on “Indus Water Treaty: Issues and Recommendations” held at (more details)

August 28, 2017

Based on the theme of "UN Reforms; expansion of the UNSC", a MUN was organized at the Academy for the probationers of 37th SDC by the following two experts who have had experience of participating in over thirty MUN's all across the globe:- Mr. Moazzam Lodhi Mr. Ehsan Ali The session lasting three hours was quite informative and interactive. A few pictures are here. (more details)

August 24, 2017

The First Study Tour to Gilgit-Baltistan, Naran and AJK was undertaken from 4-10 Aug 2017. To consolidate the experiences and studies of the region, prospects and challenges, the probationary officers were divided in five groups, each focusing a specific area of interest. A short script followed by presentations by these group were held. A few pictures are here.(more details)

August 21, 2017

Workshop on Conflict Resolution

Amb Fauzia Nasreen conducted a Simulation Exercise / workshop on Conflict Resolution. (more details)

August 10 - 13, 2017

During the last leg of tour, the probationers received a briefing by WAPDA officials on Diamer-Basha Dam at Babusar Pass, visit to Lake Saif-ul-Mulook in Naran Valley, interaction with the Speaker of AJK Assembly, briefing by Secretary Planning & Development AJK govt and filed visit to the(more details)

August 07 - 10, 2017

After visiting Baltistan Division, the participants of the 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course visited Gilgit Division from 7-10 Aug. In Gilgit, meetings with the Home Secretary GB Govt, Secretary Tourism and the Commander of Force Command Northern Areas were held. Important (more details)

August 04 - 07, 2017

The probationary officers of 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course commenced their First Study Tour on 4 Aug 2017. The group arrived Skardu by Air, where they held useful meetings with the Deputy Commissioner Skardu and Regional Programme manager AKRSP besides visiting (more details)

July 18, 2017

H.E. Mr. Sherif Shaheen, Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, held an interactive session with the probationary officers under training at FSA on the “Role of Egypt in Middle East Crisis", also covering Pakistan-Egypt Relations”.

July 17, 2017

Series of lectures by Ambassador Khalid Aziz Babar, Course Coordinator of recently introduced subject "Human Resource Development", which primarily aims at training the young officers in practical/job oriented topics including Secretariat Instructions, Rules of Business, Esta Code, Diplomatic Correspondence, Administrative and Financial Maters in Mission's Abroad etc.

July 13, 2017

The Academy in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Pakistan Office held a Seminar on ""Refugee Crises - Lessons from Pakistan and Beyond". Participants pf the 37th (more details)

July 11, 2017
H.E. Ms. Jeannette Seppen, guest speaker at the Foreign Service Academy talking to the officers of the 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course shared her thoughts in an interesting interactive session entitled “Pakistan and the Netherlands- so close, yet so far, so far, yet so close”. (more details)
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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 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 28, 2016

Meeting with Ms Marvi Memon and lectures at FSA.(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)
Talk on CPEC, Pak-India Relations and visit to PNCA. (more details)
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)
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)

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 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)

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)
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