Chief Secretary Punjab
The Chief Secretary Punjab (Urdu: مُعْتَمَدِ اعلٰی پنجاب), also referred to as CS Punjab, is the bureaucratic chief and highest-ranking official of the Government of Punjab, Pakistan. 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.
|Chief Secretary Punjab|
|Reports to||Chief Minister of Punjab|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Website||Government of Punjab|
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 Punjab, 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 secretariesEdit
The following table lists down the names of chief secretaries that have remained in office since December 2003.
|No.||Name of Chief Secretary||Entered Office||Left Office|
|1||Kamran Rasool||December 2003||October 2005|
|2||Salman Siddique||October 2005||March 2008|
|3||Javed Mehmood||March 2008||February 2009|
|4||Najibullah Malik||February 2009||April 2009|
|5||Javed Mehmood||April 2009||February 2010|
|6||Nasir Mahmood Khosa||February 2010||April 2013|
|7||Javed Iqbal||April 2013||October 2013|
|8||Naveed Akram Cheema||October 2013||January 2015|
|9||Khizar Hayat Gondal||January 2015||April 2016|
|10||Zahid Saeed||April 2016||June 2018|
|11||Akbar Hussain Durrani||June 2018||October 2018|
|12||Yousuf Naseem Khokhar||October 2018||November 2019|
|13||Azam Suleman Khan||November 2019||April 2020|
|14||Jawad Rafique Malik||April 2020||Incumbent|