Ambassador Muhammad Ayaz Wazir's Profile
Ambassador Muhammad Ayaz Wazir (Retd.) is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1974. He served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and Pakistan Missions abroad at Vienna, Maputo, Dubai, Riyadh, Mazar-e-Sharif, London, Manchester and Doha.
While serving at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director General (Afghanistan, 1997-2000), he was selected as member of the Prime Minister's Mission for shuttle diplomacy between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance to bring them to the negotiating table for a peaceful solution of the problem in Afghanistan. In 1998, he represented Pakistan in a Pak-Iran Joint Mission for Afghanistan and visited Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar along with Iranian counterpart for meeting with leaders of Northern Alliance and the Taliban. Ambassador Wazir represented Pakistan in the OIC's Committee on Afghanistan (1999-2000) at meetings with Heads of States/ Governments of Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and the UN Secretary General to seek their guidance about efforts for resolution of the problem between the two warring factions in Afghanistan.
Ambassador Wazir has participated in various national and international conferences on peace and security issues and has steered key meetings between stakeholders on the subject.
Originally from Wana, South Waziristan Agency, FATA, Ambassador Wazir has a Bachelor’s degree from Islamia College, Peshawar; an LLB from Khyber Law College, Peshawar; and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Peshawar.
Ambassador Wazir retired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008. He contributes to current affairs television programing and writes op-eds for various news dailies, both locally and abroad.
Ambassador Muhammad Ayaz Wazir