Ashraf Qazi

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Foreign Relations
Assumed office
September 2012
Personal details
Born 1942
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Residence Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Religion Islam

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi (born 1942) is a politician from Pakistan. He was selected as a spokesman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2013. He has also served several national and international jobs.

Early life and career

In 2007, Qazi was appointed as a special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Sudan. He completed his tenure in Sudan in 2010. Between 2004 and 2007, he was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in charge of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.[1]

Between 2002 and 2004, Qazi was Pakistan's ambassador to the United States. Before that he was Pakistan's High Commissioner to India since 1997 and ambassador to Syria (1986–88), East Germany (1990–91), Russia (1991–94), and later to China (1994–97).[2] While at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, he served as director of East Asia (1975–1978), director-general for Policy Planning and Afghanistan (1982–1986) and Additional Foreign Secretary for Policy Planning, Afghanistan, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1988–1990). He also has had diplomatic assignments in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Cairo, Tripoli and London. He is half Irish. His mother, Jennifer Musa, was from County Kerry in Ireland. She lived until her death in Pishin, Balochistan, Pakistan. His father's name is Qazi Musa.[3]


  1. "SRSG Visits Northern Region of Kurdistan". 18 September 2007. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  2. "Press Release SG/A/879 BIO/3579". 14 July 2004. Archived from the original (DOC) on 11 September 2007.
  3. "Telegraph Obituary of Jennifer Musa". The Daily Telegraph. London. 18 January 2008.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Ambassador to China
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Riaz Khokhar
Pakistan High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by
Aziz Ahmed Khan
Preceded by
Maliha Lodhi
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Jehangir Karamat
Preceded by
Sérgio Vieira de Mello
UN Special Envoy to Iraq
Succeeded by
Staffan de Mistura
Preceded by
Manuel de Aranda e Silva
UN SRSG in the Sudan
Succeeded by
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