Agha Shahi

Agha Shahi

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Agha Shahi, () NI, (August 25, 1920 in Bangalore – September 6, 2006 in Islamabad) was a Pakistani diplomat and Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1977 to 1982, during the regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. He served as the President of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad till his death.

Diplomatic career

Shahi gained M.Sc. in physics and master's degree in mathematics which he received from Indian Institute of Science. He later received his Master's degree in Strategic studies. Shahi had a long career as a Pakistani diplomat, beginning in 1951. He served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, and China and also served in other posts.

Shahi joined the Indian Civil Services (ICS) via All India Competitive Examinations, in 1944 and was assigned to Sindh province. He served in various positions in the province including Constitutional Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (1947–48) and District Magistrate Thatta (1949–51).

Early Career as an Ambassodor

He opted for the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1951 and played a prominent role in formulation of foreign policy right from the early years of Pakistan's creation. He was part of various delegations to United Nations during the 1950s and 1960s and served with A.S. Bokhari (known as Patras Bokhari), Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan and Prince Aly Khan (father of Prince Karim Aga Khan and Pakistan's permanent representative to UN).

Shahi served as Counsellor in the Pakistan Embassy in Washington from 1955-58. He was...
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