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General Jehangir Karamat is currently the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America. He presented his credentials December 9 2004. He is also one of very few Chiefs of Army Staff to have resigned over a disagreement with his civilian superiors.
General Karamat is a graduate of the National Defence College, the Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, U.S.A. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.
He retired as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as Chief of Army Staff in October 1998. His assignments have included being Director of General Military Operations and Chief of General Staff. He has also commanded troops in Saudi Arabia.
Since his retirement, General Karamat has been a visiting fellow at CISAC Stanford University, and the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. He was part of a U.N.-sponsored study on Afghanistan, and is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute. He has been Colonel Commandant and Colonel-in-Chief of the Pakistan Armored Corps. He was also President of the Pakistan Polo Association. His parent cavalry regiment is the 13th Lancers.
General Karamat's name was first mentioned as a replacement for Ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi around the end of September 2004, when Mr Qazi was appointed by Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations, to be his Special Representative to Iraq. The October 1 2004 report on a website (see link below) appeared the same day. The Embassy website did not reflect the appointment until about November 19.
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
|Ambassador of Pakistan|
to the US
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