He joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1984.
He holds BSc Honours degree in Physical Geography from University of Manchester; MSc. in Transportation Planning and Management from PLC/University of Westminster, London and Masters Degree in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, USA where he also completed the PhD Comprehensive Examinations. He has also undertaken the National Security War Course at the National Defence University, Islamabad.
He had various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad -Cairo (Second Secretary, 1992-1995), Ankara, (First Secretary, 1995-1999), Washington (Political Counsellor, 2002-2006) and Pakistan Mission to the United Nations in New York (Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative, 2006-2009).
He served at Headquarters at Desk Officer, India/UN (1986-1991), Director, UN/Africa (1999-2002) and Additional Secretary, Foreign Affairs at the Presidency (2010-2011).
He served at the Foreign Ministry as Director General (CWC National Authority/Disarmament). since February 2012.
He served as Ambassador to Japan from February 2012 until March 2017.
He is serving as the Permanent Representative since April 2017.