Foreign Secretary (Pakistan)

The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan (Urdu: مُعْتَمَد خارجہ پاکستان) is the Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary, as in all other ministries of Government of Pakistan, is the bureaucratic head of the Ministry, who is a BPS-22 grade officer of the Central Superior Services of Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
مُعْتَمَد خارجہ پاکستان
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Incumbent
Sohail Mahmood

since February 2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Reports toMinister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
ResidenceIslamabad, Pakistan
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length3 years
Inaugural holderMohammed Ikramullah
Formation1947

The current Foreign Secretary is Sohail Mahmood, who took the charge of this office in April 2019.[1]

List of Foreign SecretariesEdit

No. Name of Foreign Secretary Entered Office Left Office
1 Mohammed Ikramullah 15 August 1947 16 October 1951
2 Mirza Osman Ali Baig 16 October 1951 30 November 1952
3 Akhtar Hussain 1 December 1952 4 June 1953
4 J.A. Rahim 4 June 1953 11 January 1955
5 Sikandar Ali Baig 10 October 1955 30 June 1959
6 Mohammed Ikramullah 1 July 1959 11 May 1961
7 S.K. Dehlavi 12 May 1961 26 July 1963
8 Aziz Ahmed 26 July 1963 23 June 1966
9 S.M. Yusuf 24 June 1966 1 July 1970
10 Sultan Mohammed Khan 1 July 1970 31 March 1972
11 Iftikhar Ali 31 March 1972 1 January 1973
12 Mumtaz Ali Alvie 1 January 1973 7 May 1973
13 Agha Shahi 6 July 1973 6 July 1977
14 Sardar Shah Nawaz 6 July 1977 29 May 1980
15 Riaz Piracha 29 May 1980 10 July 1982
16 Niaz A. Naik 11 July 1982 30 May 1986
17 Abdul Sattar 31 May 1986 2 August 1988
18 Humayun Khan 3 August 1988 22 February 1989
19 Tanvir Ahmad Khan 30 December 1989 30 August 1990
20 Shahryar Khan 30 August 1990 29 March 1994
21 Najmuddin Shaikh 30 April 1994 24 February 1997
22 Shamshad Ahmad 25 February 1997 17 February 2000
23 Inam-ul-Haq 17 February 2000 21 June 2002
24 Riaz Khokhar 6 August 2002 14 February 2005
25 Riaz Mohammad Khan 15 February 2005 25 April 2008
26 Salman Bashir 3 May 2008 3 March 2012
27 Jalil Abbas Jilani 3 March 2012 December 2013
28 Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry December 2013 February 2017
29 Tehmina Janjua February 2017 April 2019
30 Sohail Mahmood April 2019 incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dawn.com (2017-03-20). "Tehmina Janjua takes charge as Pakistan's first ever woman foreign secretary". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-07-02.

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