Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN)
Con to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
"[W]hen counterterrorism efforts neglect the rule of law at the national and international levels and violate international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, and fundamental freedoms, they not only betray the values they seek to uphold, but they can also fuel violent extremism...
Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized this aspect in the context of the use of drone strikes that violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of States, seriously undermining the fundamental rights of innocent victims and further fuelling terrorism and violent extremism. We strongly condemn these unlawful measures and demand their immediate cessation. The continuation of these drone strikes reflects a blatant disregard for our unequivocal and existing commitments on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, as set forth in the resolution on the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy."
Speech to the 110th plenary meeting of the UN's General Assembly Seventieth Session (A/70/PV.110), available at un.org, July 1, 2016
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the legal or strategic use of drone strikes. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to drone strikes and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN), Feb. 2015-present
Former Special Adviser for International Affairs, Jang/Geo Group
Member, Senate of Pakistan's National Defence University
Member, Advisory Council, International Institute of Strategic Affairs
Member, Advisory Board, Middle East Center, London School of Economics
Member, Global Agenda Council, World Economic Forum
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, 2010
Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2008
Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 2003-2008
Member, UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs, 2001-2005
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, 1999-2002
Founding Editor, The News International, 1997-1999
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, 1993-1996
Founding Editor, The News, 1990-1993
Editor, The Muslim, 1987-1990
Instructor, London School of Economics, 1980-1985
Former Instructor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad