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Hossain is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
He was Chairmen of the Constitution Drafting Committee of Bangladesh
(1972), Member of Parliament (1973- 1975), Minister of Law (1972-1973),
Minister of Foreign Affairs (1973-1975), He is currently United Nations
Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan, and Chairman of a Panel of the United
Nations Compensation Commissions. He is Vice-Chairman, International Law
Association and Chairman Advisory Council of Transparency International,
and of the Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust. |
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Ngedup, Minister for Health and Education, Royal Government of Bhutan,
Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College and Jawaharlal
Nehru University. Starting his career as a career diplomat he rose
to the position of a Cabinet Minister in 1998. He also became the
Chairman of the Council of Minister for one year, under rotation, from
July 1999 to July 2000.
Gujral, former Prime Minister of India. Born Dec. 4, 1919, s/o
activists Pushpa & Avtar Narain Gujral, imprisoned as student leader.
Speaks Urdu fluently. Wife, Shiela poet/author. Two sons. Brother Satish
prominent artist. Awarded Hony. Doctrates from Soka University Tokyo, St.
Rose College New York, Panjab University Chandigarh, Jamia Urdu Aligarh,
GuruNanak Dev University Amritsar, "Order of Friendship" by President of
Russia, "St. Andrew International Award - Dialogue of Civilizations",
Russia, "Maharaja Ranjit Singh" Panjabi University Patiala. Presently
Chancellor Maulana Azad National Urdu University. Formerly Chancellor
Vishwa Bharati. Member Trustees Board - ICG/International AIDS Trust.
Co-Chair of South Asians for Human Rights, Chairperson, Citizens
Commission South Asia.
Zaki, Minister of Planning and National Development, Government of
Maldives, has been closely associated with the South Asian Association for
Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from its inception. He was the Secretary
General to SAARC from January 1992 to December 1993. He has attended
numerous meetings of the SAARC, the UN General Assembly, Commonwealth, NAM
and the OIC. In his long career with the Government, he has served the
maximum number of years in the Foreign Ministry, rising up to Deputy
Minister level. He served as the Minister of Tourism from 1993 to 1998.
Mr. Zaki has travelled extensively and has undertaken bilateral visits. He
is actively involved with national, regional and international NGOs. He is
also a Member of Parliament.
Thapa, Royal Nepalese Ambassador to India, is a well-known
intellectual. A US-trained economist who has held various positions
including minister of finance and ambassador to the United States, Dr
Thapa is about to complete his four-year term as ambassador to India. In
the past he has been a Minister of Finance, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank,
Vice President of IDRC, Resident , Representative of UNDP to Sri Lanka and
Ambassador to the USA.
Professor Mrs. Salima Hashmi is a painter, art educationist, writer
and curator from Lahore, Pakistan. She was educated at the National
College of Arts, Lahore, the Bath Academy of Art, UK; and the Rhode Island
School of Design, USA. She taught for thirty years at NCA, Pakistan's
premier art institution, and retired as its Principal. She has exhibited
her own work, travelled and lectured extensively all over the world, and
has curated, or co-curated about a dozen international art shows in the
UK, Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and India. She is a recipient of The
President's Award for Pride of Performance, Pakistan.
Kadirgamar, Sri Lanka's former minister of Foreign Affairs was born on
12th April, 1932. He was educated at Trinity College, Kandy and the
University of Ceylon. He was admitted to the Ceylon Bar in 1955. He was
the President of the Oxford Union in 1959. He functioned as a Consultant
to the International Labour organization (ILO) in Geneva in 1974. In 1976
he joined the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) and served
as a Director until 1988. Mr. Kadirgamar served as a member of the
Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property for the Government of Sri
Lanka and the Foreign Affairs Study He is the author of a number of
articles published in international legal journals.
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