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Minister of Defence (Pakistan)

  (Redirected from Defence Minister of Pakistan)

The Minister of Defence (Urdu: 'Wazīr-ē-Difa') heads the Ministry of Defence and Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, and Pakistan Navy. The minister serves in the cabinet of the Prime Minister, and is required to be a member of Parliament.

Minister of Defense
State emblem of Pakistan.svg
Incumbent
Pervez Khattak

since 30 August 2018
Ministry of Defense
Member ofCabinet
Reports toPrime Minister of Pakistan
Parliament of Pakistan
SeatCalcutta House, Murree Road Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. 46000
AppointerPresident on the advice of the Prime Minister
First holderLiaquat Ali Khan
Websitemod.gov.pk

In the history of the country, the defence portfolio has usually been headed by the head of the government, be that the President or Prime Minister of the country. The first defence minister, not also to be the head of the government, was General Ayub Khan, then Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army. From the 1980 onwards, the defence minister became a unique personality, and presently it is considered one of the big five cabinet portfolio along with the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Interior Minister portfolios.

List of Prime MinistersEdit

Name of Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party
1.Liaquat Ali Khan   15 August 1947 16 October 1951 Pakistan Muslim League
2.Khawaja Nazimuddin   24 October 1951 17 April 1953
3.Muhammad Ali Bogra   18 April 1953 24 October 1954
4.General Ayub Khan   25 October 1954 11 August 1955
5.Chaudhry Muhammad Ali   12 August 1955 12 September 1956
6.Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy 13 September 1956 18 October 1957 All Pakistan Awami Muslim League
7.Mian Mumtaz Daultana 19 October 1957 18 December 1957 Pakistan Muslim League
8.Feroz Khan Noon

Noon was PM while Akbar Bugti was minister of state for defence in his cabinet.[1]

  19 December 1957 8 April 1958 Republican Party
9.Muhammad Ayub Khuhro 9 April 1958 7 October 1958 Pakistan Muslim League
10.Ayub Khan   28 October 1958 21 October 1966
11.Vice Admiral (R) Afzal Rahman Khan 22 October 1966 5 April 1969 Independent
12.Yahya Khan   6 April 1969 20 December 1971 None
13.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto   24 December 1971 5 July 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
14.Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq   14 January 1978 27 August 1978 None
15. Mir Ali Ahmed Khan Talpur 28 August 1978 26 February 1985
16.Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq   27 February 1985 24 March 1985 None
17.Muhammad Khan Junejo   25 March 1985 29 May 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
18.Mahmoud Haroon (Caretaker) 9 June 1988 1 December 1988 None
19.Benazir Bhutto   4 December 1988 6 August 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
20.Ghous Ali Shah 10 September 1991 17 July 1993 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
21.Aftab Shaban Mirani 19 October 1993 5 November 1996 Pakistan Peoples Party
22.Shahid Hamid (Caretaker) 6 November 1996 17 February 1997 None
23.Nawaz Sharif   17 February 1997 12 October 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
24.Pervez Musharraf   12 October 1999 23 November 2002 None
25.Rao Sikandar Iqbal 23 November 2002 15 November 2007 Pakistan Peoples Party
26.Salim Abbas Jilani (Caretaker) 16 November 2007 25 March 2008 None
27.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar 31 March 2008 3 June 2012 Pakistan Peoples Party
28. Naveed Qamar 4 June 2012 15 March 2013
29.Mir Hazar Khan Khoso 5 April 2013 4 June 2013 Independent
30.Nawaz Sharif   7 June 2013 26 November 2013 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
30.Khawaja Muhammad Asif   27 November 2013 28 July 2017
31.Khurram Dastgir Khan   4 August 2017 18 August 2018
32.Pervez Khattak 30 August 2018 Incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nawab Bugti: maligned, but widely respected". DAWN.COM. 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2017-08-28.

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