FORA.tv Speaker - Mahmud Ali Durrani
Mahmud Ali Durrani became ambassador of Pakistan to the United States on June 8, 2006.
Ambassador Durrani previously served in the Governing Council of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London from 2001 to 2004. After retiring from the Pakistani Army, he was also actively involved in the peace efforts between Pakistan and India, and, as part of a process sponsored by the United Nations, he worked with former senior officials from the United States, Russia and Iran to find a peaceful settlement to the Afghan crisis.
Ambassador Durrani graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy in 1961 and served in various command and instructional appointments during his army career, including Pakistan's defense and military attachÃ© in Washington (1977-82), military secretary to the Pakistani president (1983-86), and chairman and chief executive of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board (1992-98).
In addition, he is the author of several books and studies, including India and Pakistan: The Cost of Conflict and the Benefits of Peace, and Pakistan's Security Imperatives Year 2000 and Beyond.
12.04.06 | 00:55:08 min
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