Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Urdu: مُعْتَمَدِ اعلٰی خیبر پختونخوا), also referred to as CS KP, is the bureaucratic chief and highest-ranking official of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The appointment of the Chief Secretary is made directly by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The position of Chief Secretary is equivalent to the rank of Federal Secretary and the position holder usually belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service.[1][2]

Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry
since 22 March 2023
Reports toChief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
SeatCivil Secretariat, Peshawar
AppointerPrime Minister of Pakistan
WebsiteGovernment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Chief Secretary is the province's administrative boss as all administrative secretaries report to him. The CS in turn reports to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, however the Chief Secretary is not under the charge of the Chief Minister as only the Prime Minister can appoint or remove the CS from his position. The Chief Secretary also serves as the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister and as Secretary to the provincial Cabinet.

List of chief secretaries edit

The following table lists the names of chief secretaries who have remained in office since March 1997.

1 Rustam Shah Mohmand March 1997 August 1998
2 Saeedullah Jan August 1998 October 1999
3 Abdullah October 1999 February 2001
4 Maj(R)Naeem Khan February 2001 December 2001
5 Shakil Durrani December 2001 June 2003
6 Ejaz Qureshi June 2003 March 2007
7 Sahibzada Riaz Noor March 2007 March 2009
8 Javed Iqbal March 2009 October 2010
9 Ghulam Dastagir October 2010 June 2013
10 Mohammad Shahzad Arbab June 2013 February 2014
11 Amjad Ali Khan April 2014 October 2016
12 Abid Saeed October 2016 August 2017
13 Muhammad Azam Khan September 2017 June 2018
14 Naveed Kamran Baloch June 2018 February 2019
15 Muhammad Salim February 2019 October 2019
16 Dr. Kazim Niaz October 2019 November 2021[3]
17 Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash November 2021[3] February 2023
18 Imdad Ullah Bosal February 2023 March 2023
19 Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry March 2023

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Administrative Secretaries". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ Report, Bureau (28 February 2014). "Patch-up between CM, chief secretary".
  3. ^ a b "Shahzad Khan Bangash appointed new KP chief secretary". Dawn (newspaper). 18 November 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2022.