Mr. Eazaz A. Dar is the Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan in Los Angeles and heads the Trade Division of the Consulate General. He assumed this position on November 30, 2009.
Mr. Dar is a business graduate. He studied at the DJ College, University of Karachi and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA); he attended courses and received trainings at the Civil Services Academy (CSA), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Foreign Trade Institute, Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC), University of Hawaii, University of Louisiana, and the US State Department.
He is a member of Civil Service of Pakistan’s District Management Group (DMG). He has diverse and enriched experience of working with both the public and private sectors. His assignments with the Government of Pakistan have been: PRO to the Prime Minister Secretariat, Assistant Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner/Additional District Magistrate/District Collector, Municipal Administrator, Deputy Secretary Excise & Taxation, Industries & Commerce and Additional Secretary Home.
His professional profile also includes working with various International Development Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in Pakistan such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP); his projects and consultancy portfolio includes the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO, USAID, CIDA, APPC, TAF, NCHD, and AKDN/AKF. Besides attending international conferences/seminars; he has made presentations, read papers and delivered talks on public service, governance, accountability, philanthropy promotion and development issues on various prestigious national and international fora. He has to his credit many high quality published research reports and articles.
As Commercial Counsellor, Mr. Dar is responsible for trade diplomacy, facilitating Pakistani and American exporters and importers, market intelligence & research, promotion and facilitation of bilateral Pak-US trade, promotion of US investment in Pakistan, promotion of tourism to Pakistan, and organizing and participation of Pakistani exhibitors in various international trade shows held in the US as well as participation of US importers in trade shows held in Pakistan.