Career : Shamshad Ahmad Khan is a senior Pakistani diplomat with over 37-years of practitioner’s experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, regional cooperation, preventive diplomacy and conflict resolution. He was the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan at an important period in India-Pakistan relations, from 1997 to 2000. He retired as Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations in 2002.He currently writes a weekly column for English daily The News. Before that he was a regular contributor to The Nation. He also writes occasionally for Dawn.Currently he is a MPA at PP-100 (Gujranwala-X) and Member: Public Accounts Committee-II.