University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written by: Heather Wrigley
His Excellency Tasawar Khan, consul general of Pakistan in Los Angeles, will speak to the Utah Valley University community on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Timpanogos Room of the UVU Library.
“Increasingly, Pakistan finds itself in the middle of world conflicts, political unrest and border disputes,” explained Rusty Butler, associate vice president for UVU International Affairs & Diplomacy. “Consul General Tasawar Khan will offer his insights into the role Pakistan plays in dealing with these issues, as well as current Pakistan-U.S. relations. Our students will benefit greatly from our guest’s expertise.”
Following obtaining a bachelor’s degree in general and defense studies from the University of Peshawar, Khan joined and served in the Pakistan Army Corps of Artillery for 7 1/2 years. In 1989, he joined the Civil Service as assistant director of protocol with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He later proceeded to England to pursue his master’s degree in international diplomatic studies from the University of London.
Previously, Ambassador Ntwaagae served as a district commissioner and executive director of the National Environment Secretariat. He also served as the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Khan’s recent assignments include key diplomatic posts in Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Islamabad, London and, most recently, Australia. He is married with three daughters and one son.
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Counsel General Khan with Governor Gary Herbert at the Capitol Rotunda.
Counsel General Khan with President Uchtdarf, first President of the LDS Church.