Profile

Mr. Jamil Ahmad Khan has been an international civil servant and diplomat, who recently served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates. During his tenure as envoy to Libya, his diplomatic achievements had earned accolades from the highest offices of the Government of Pakistan for bringing a positive impact to the country. On Pakistan Day observed on March 23, 2012, the President of Pakistan bestowed him the Medal for Outstanding Performance as Ambassador to Libya, and the United Arab Emirates. He has held several illustrious positions at the United Nations as Country Head in East Timor, Yemen, Somalia and Botswana. Mr. Jamil Ahmad Khan is skilled at managing high-level relations with top government authorities as diplomat and peacemaker. He is routinely invited to deliver expert talk on a variety of subjects in view of his vast experience in international affairs, diplomatic relations and conflict resolution besides crisis management. He has also represented on the Board of Directors for Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited and Pak-Libya Holding Company besides chairing the Board of Governors of Pakistani Colleges and Schools in Libya and UAE. Mr. Jamil Khan holds Master’s degrees in Political Science, Law order albuterol and Social Sciences from UK and Pakistan.

ACADEMICS

1991 LLM (International Law)
Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan.
1988 MSc (Criminology from department of Social Studies & Economics)
University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1986 M.A. (Political Science)
Karachi University, Pakistan.
1984 L.L.B (Penal and International Law)
Sindh Law College, Pakistan.

CAREER RECORD

President Global Outreach for Logic & Development ( Oct 13 – Present )

Establishing the think tank and to manage, maintain, own, administrator, promote, control the NGO for study and research, and establishing centers of research that could help in evolving researched based policy papers related to the current complex national and regional issues
  • To run the NGO on non-political, non-commercial and non-religious basis.
  • To create relationship among different Societies, around the globe, having the similar aims and objects
  • To work on gross roots level issues through action, research, advocacy, lobbying and policy dialogues especially in diluting the extremism from the country, region and beyond

Ambassador to UAE ( Nov 10 – Jun-13 )

As Pakistan’s top envoy to Abu Dhabi, I supervised day-to-day affairs at the Mission besides providing strategic leadership in maintaining and diversifying bilateral relations with the UAE – an important Muslim country having deep ties with Pakistan. In addition:
  • Providing ongoing oversight and strategic leadership to Pakistan’s Mission in the Emirates;
  • Kept the Government abreast of multi-lateral engagements by the Mission in the backdrop of fast-emerging regional and global scenarios, and mainly focusing the UAE foreign policy and its impact on the region and the global community;
  • Successfully convened the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) meeting of Pakistan-UAE, which met after a gap of six years;
  • Conducted visits by the Head of State to the Emirates, leading to further warming of relations and boosted bilateral ties;
  • Promote Pakistan’s national interest on international and diplomatic forums, while working closely with the top echelons of the host government including cabinet members and royal family of the UAE;
  • Evolving strategies for the welfare of the Pakistani community residing in the Emirates through expeditious consular services such as the issuance of passports and identity cards for overseas Pakistanis, as well as the provision of protection or evacuation services for citizens of Pakistan residing in the host nation (when needed).
  • Steered several public diplomacy and outreach initiatives led and supported by the Mission;
  • Looking after Pakistan’s bilateral interests in the UAE – home to one and a half million Pakistani expatriates;
  • Responsible for significantly upgrading consular services for the Pakistani community settled in the Emirates;
  • Successfully lobbied for new vertical financial investment and trade initiatives to strengthen and upgrade economic
    and trade ties between the two countries;
  • Furnished strategic advice for the Government of Pakistan on key facets of bilateral relations between Islamabad and Abu Dhabi;
  • Increased foreign remittance to Pakistan from UAE to the tune of USD2.8bn from previously USD1.8bn annually;
  • Successfully negotiated several MOUs and agreements with the UAE government leading to new vertical and horizontal collaborative projects.

Ambassador to Libya With accreditation to Malta, Burkina Faso & Togo ( Apr 09 – Nov 10 )

As top envoy to Tripoli, I was tasked with managing, maintaining and diversifying bilateral relations with this important Muslim country having decades-long friendly ties with Islamabad. In addition:
  • Represented Pakistan on international and diplomatic forums and furthered the interests of the government of Pakistan in Libya through African Union and the Arab league Summits;
  • Initiated projects for enhanced bilateral relations between Pakistan and Libya, and other accredited countries, while maintaining amicable bilateral relations through the promotion of goodwill;
  • Provided overall administrative and strategic leadership to Pakistan’s Mission in Libya and the consulates in Malta, Burkina Faso & Togo;
  • Looked after and nurtured decades-old bilateral relations between Pakistan and Libya and the accredited countries by forging new and strategic trade and economic relations and enhanced people-to-people contact;
  • Successfully resuscitated Pakistan-Libya Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC), which met after over a decade and revitalized bilateral ties;
  • Conducted visits by the Head of State to Tripoli, leading to further warming of relations and provided new thrust for enhanced bilateral engagement between the two countries;
  • Provided leadership support to several public diplomacy and outreach initiatives led and supported by the Mission;
  • Successfully lobbied for new vertical financial investment and trade initiatives to strengthen and upgrade economic and trade ties between the two countries;
  • Furnished strategic advice for the Government of Pakistan on key facets of the bilateral relations between Islamabad and Tripoli;
  • Successfully negotiated various MOUs and agreements with Libya and Malta separately,
    strengthening bilateral cooperation;

Ambassador-at-Large ( Sep 08 –Apr 09 )

I was responsible for the management of the office of the President of Pakistan. This involved
  • Overviewing Strategic Security Management of the VVIPs and advising on improvements in
    diplomatic security and key points;
  • Monitor, audit and advise Pakistani missions abroad on security-related issues;
  • Coordination and maintaining steady liaison with Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior, National
    Security Advisor and other entities including Prime Minister’s Secretariat;
  • Advise in establishing an umbrella organization to synchronize the functions of related
    agencies and facilitate creation of an entity that could add impetus to the war-on-terrorism and national security endeavors.

Chief Security Advisor UNDP/UNO; Botswana ( Apr 08 -Sep 08 )

This short tenure entails successful implementation of diplomatic workplans throughout the UN agencies in collaboration with Botswana’s government to secure ongoing UN projects. In addition, I was closely involved in:
  • Planning, organizing and updating country-specific security plan for travel and security
    advisories at Senior Management Team (SMT) level;
  • Supervision and oversight in implementing the countermeasures mechanism for security
    policies and procedures;
  • Establishing and managing an external and internal security clearance system;
  • Led and steered intense diplomatic parlays with the host government on a number of issues;
  • Maintained steady liaison with other missions in the country.

Chief Security Advisor; Somalia (Headquartered at Nairobi) ( Jan 07 -Apr 08 )

Diplomacy remained a key element throughout my posting in Somalia to bring the Somalis on board for peace discussions, particularly between the top Somalia leadership and the UN Agencies. For this I was performing a leading role in the following areas:
  • Development and provision of objective, impartial and analyzed security advice to the Special Representative to Secretary General (SRSG) and other UN Agencies;
  • Chaired meetings of the Security Cell and serving as the principal high-level, day-to-day, interface on security issues and events with the host Government and other international entities,
    diplomatic missions and INGOs;
  • Supervised the Field Security Coordination Officer deployed in Somalia and monitoring and
    analyzing the pattern and trends of terrorism;
  • Coordinated periodic reviews of the effectiveness and efficiency of the security management
    systems in Somalia;
  • Coordinated the initiation and completion of security threat/risk assessments in all the
    five regions of Somalia in collaboration with tribal/clan heads as well as other leadership. Oversight of 24/7 emergency communication system for UN agencies in five regions of Somalia;
  • Supervision and oversight in implementing the counter measures mechanism and oversee
    adherence to UN security policies and procedures;
  • Administration and financial management of UN-DSS operations on security training programmes;
  • Prepared and maintained country-specific security plan;
  • Chaired the meeting of all diplomatic missions, INGOs and multinational companies having country presence.

Regional Field Security Coordination Officer; Yemen/Oman/Sana’a ( Jun 03 – Jan 07 )

My task here required liaising at all political levels and involving the government officials to ensure secure work environment to international and diplomatic community. I was chairperson and coordinator of International Security Forum (diplomatic missions included) in Yemen for:
  • Preparing country-specific UN security plans;
  • Preparing threat and risk assessment for Yemen and Somalia with focus on terrorism;
  • Establishing and managing external and internal security clearance system;
  • Advising on hostage incident management;
  • Monitoring and analyzed the pattern and trends of terrorism;
  • Establishing of an emergency communication system for UN agencies in the Republic of Yemen;
  • Convening the meeting of all diplomatic missions, INGOs and multinational companies having
    country presence for effective coordination of activities underway.

Advisor Ocussi Enclave, UNMISET, East Timor ( May 02 -May 03 )

I was responsible for mentoring newly appointed local administrator to establish governance and public administration mechanisms through programs and projects, in collaboration with government and international donors. I was also:
  • Guiding the Enclave Administrator on the supervision and monitoring of the Governance
    and Public Administration systems;
  • Supporting the Enclave Administrator in ensuring coordination between the UN agencies,
    INGOs and Government components in the Enclave;
  • Ensuring the decisions and actions taken by the Enclave Administrator are in compliance
    with government rules, regulations, and practices;
  • Organizing multi-agency Enclave security meetings and mentor the Enclave Administrator during the meetings and create circumstances conducive to community involvement in government activities;
  • Preparing budget proposals of the Enclave and overseeing financial management;
  • Optimizing the capacity of the Enclave Administrator to assume leadership role of the
    Enclave in the independent country;
  • Helping the Administrator in resolving boarder disputes with the Indonesian authorities

Civil Affairs Officer, Dili / UNTAET, East Timor ( Mar 2000 -May 02 )

As security advisor to the Transitional Cabinet formed by the UN, I was responsible for:
  • Policy planning and management of accountability mechanism in the province;
  • Administrative and logistic support to the courts for efficient trial leading to convictions;
  • Corruption-related monitoring & evaluation of all the entities of the provincial government;
  • Preparation and presentation of annual report for the Chief Minister’s office;
  • Conducting high-level meetings and maintaining operational linkages with police and military entities;
  • Capacity building and performance evaluation of the officers and staff belonging to the department.

Director, Anti Corruption, Pakistan ( Sep 1999 – Mar 2000 )

  • Policy planning and management of accountability mechanism in the province;
  • Administrative and logistic support to the courts for efficient trial leading to convictions;
  • Corruption-related monitoring & evaluation of all the entities of the provincial government;
  • Preparation and presentation of annual report for the Chief Minister’s office;
  • Conducting high-level meetings and maintaining operational linkages with police and military entities;
  • Capacity building and performance evaluation of the officers and staff belonging to the department.

Chief of Police (for five different cities) ( Feb 1988 – Sept 1999 )

As Police chief, I was responsible for:
  • The budget planning and publication of annual financial report for the police department;
  • Maintenance of Law & Order in the respective cities;
  • Command and management of the various tiers of Police comprising over 8000 personnel;
  • Policy, planning and implementation of VVIPs protection and security of vital installations;
  • Security Evaluation and Management of high profile places including the Prime Minister’s
    House / Secretariat, President’s House, National Assembly, Embassies and diplomatic missions and High
    Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan;
  • Planned and organized the security for the Head of States during their visits to the country;
  • Maintaining liaison with Naval provost Marshal and Military entities;
  • Optimization of the intelligence arm of the department for planning and implementation
    of joint operation (Army & Police) against the terrorists and outlaws;
  • Implementation of new methods and Police research work;
  • Capacity building and career planning of police force in respective cities;
  • Policy and planning for introduction of community policing in consultation with
    stakeholders and coordinated joint programs with NGOs on humanitarian relief activities;

General Manager Vigilance, Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan ( Apr 92 – May 1993 )

  • Strategic planning for the security management of all the airports in the country;
  • Devising plans for the prevention of possible hijacking;
  • Ensuring compliance of parameters prescribed by International Civil Aviation Authority;
  • Provision of yearly audit report related to infrastructural and operational
    security management systems to the Ministry of Defense, GoP.

Personal Staff Officer to Sindh Chief Minister, Pakistan ( Dec 86 – Sep 1987 )

  • As Aid-de-Camp, I was providing security oversight of the province to the head of provincial cabinet;
  • Was closely involved with planning and organizing visits by the President and the Prime Minister;
  • Ensuring conducive environment for state meetings of the Chief Minister;
  • Monitoring report on law & order of the province on behalf of the Chief Minister;
  • Overseeing security arrangements and coordination with other federal and provincial heads of missions and other international agencies.

Military College of Engineering, Pakistan ( Feb 1981 – Oct 1981 )

  • This was instructor position where I lectured on subjects including: Bomb Disposal;
  • Explosive Handling; Mine Warfare; Field Engineering; body traps; and planning and practice of war operations.

Pakistan Army Service: Lieutenant / Captain ( Apr 1975 – Feb 1981 )

  • Served as adjutant of the battalion, company commander;
  • Technical and liaison officer with Chinese contingent deployed near Pak-China border;
  • Seconded to Saudi Arabia for the training of young Saudi officers.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

  1. UN Training for Chief Security Advisors, 2007, New York.
  2. Japan, Tokyo, April 98, National Security and Police Administration.
  3. Thailand, Bangkok, March 97, Advancement of Criminal Justice Administration.
  4. Australia, Sydney, July-96, First Australia Woman Police Conference.
  5. Egypt, Cairo, Oct.92, U.N (I.C.A.O) Workshop on Security & Negotiations.
  6. U.S.A. Washington, (New York &LA) July 92-Aug.92, Study Tour under U.S.I.A. (Visit of Prisons, Courts, Training Centers and FBI).
  7. Scotland Yard, London, Sept.88-Oct.88 Orientation, Scotland Yard Police, VIP Protection, Anti-Terrorist Operations, Road Safety, Crime Management.
  8. Federal Security Cell, Islamabad, Mar.84-May.84, Anti-Terrorist training & Negotiations.
  9. National Police Academy, Islamabad, Oct.83-Mar.84, Advance studies in Police Administration, Forensic Science, Law, Field Subjects, Investigation and Media Management.
  10. Police Training College, Sihala Rawalpindi, June, 82-Dec.82, Police Administration,Mar.84-May 84, Horse Riding, Marksmanship, Forensic Science, Law, Field Subjects, Investigation & Prosecution.
  11. Civil Services Academy, Lahore, Oct.81-June 82, Financial Administration, Economic & Social Development, International Relations, and Government Policies, Rules & Procedures.
  12. Logistic School Course, Nawsherah, Sep.77-Nov 77, Officer Mechanical Transport Course.
  13. Military Collage of Eng., Peshawar, Jan.77-June.77, Explosive Handling, Bomb Disposal and Body Traps, Bridging, Procurement and Safe Storage of Relevant Equipment.
  14. Para Training Wing, Peshawar; Dec.75-Jan.76, Basic Air Born Course.
  15. Infantry School, Quetta, July 75-Sep. 75, Infantry Officer Course, Pakistan Army.
  16. Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul Abbotabad, May 74-Apr 75,
    Military Training for Cadets of the Army.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi, Sindhi & Pushto (Regional Languages of Pakistan)