Shaharyar M. KhanHumanities and Social Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ambassador (retd) Shaharyar M. Khan’s career as a diplomat is well known. Pakistan’s ambassador to Jordan, the United Kingdom and France he reached the top of his profession as Foreign Secretary, a post he held for four years between 1990 and 1994 when he retired. He was then appointed UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Rwanda. He remained in Rwanda for two years overseeing the United Nations programme in the country. In his retirement, Shaharyar Khan has written a number of books, the Begums of Bhopal - a history of the princely state of Bhopal (IB Tauris) and The Shallow Graves of Rwanda (IB Tauris) which is an eye witness account of his two year stay in a country ravaged by genocide. Cricket - a Bridge of Peace was his third book (Oxford University Press). His most personal book has been the biography of his mother Princess Abida Sultaan -Memoirs of a Rebel Princess (Oxford University Press). This book has recently also been translated into Urdu.
BA (Hons), University of Cambridge
MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston
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In 2010 Shaharyar Khan co-authored Shadows Across the Playing Field: 60 Years of India – Pakistan Cricket with Shashi Tharoor (Roli Books). The book is an account of how politics and cricket became intertwined in India – Pakistan relations and what impact this has had on the game. Shaharyar Khan is currently involved on a completing a personal account of his experience as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board and will be starting on his memoirs after that project.