Minister of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs (or simply Foreign Minister) is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Pakistan. The Minister is responsible for overseeing the federal government's foreign policy and International relations. The responsibility of the Foreign Minister is to represent Pakistan and its government in the international community. The Minister holds one of the senior-most offices in the Cabinet of Pakistan. The office of the foreign minister was first held by Liaquat Ali Khan, who also served as the country's first prime minister. Several other Prime Ministers have held the additional charge of the office of the Foreign Minister. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Shah Mehmood Qureshi who assumed office on 20 August 2018.

Minister of Foreign Affairs
وزیرِ خارجہ
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Incumbent
Shah Mehmood Qureshi

since 20 August 2018
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
StyleSir Minister
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council
Reports toPrime Minister of Pakistan
ResidenceIslamabad, Pakistan
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term lengthAt the Prime Minister's pleasure
Formation14 Aug 1947
DeputyMinister of State for Foreign Affairs
Websitewww.mofa.gov.pk

List of Foreign Ministers of PakistanEdit

The following is the list of all the previous foreign ministers of Pakistan to date, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

No. Portrait Name of Foreign Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party
1   Liaqat Ali Khan August 15, 1947 December 27, 1947 Pakistan Muslim League
2   Muhammad Zafarullah Khan December 27, 1947 October 24, 1954
3   Muhammad Ali Bogra October 24, 1954 August 11, 1955
4   Hamidul Huq Choudhury September 28, 1955 September 12, 1956 Krishak Sramik Party
5   Feroz Khan Noon September 14, 1956 October 7, 1958 Republican Party
6 Manzur Qadir October 29, 1958 June 8, 1962 Pakistan Muslim League
7   Muhammad Ali Bogra June 13, 1962 January 23, 1963
8   Zulfikar Ali Bhutto January 24, 1963 June 30, 1966
9   Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada July 20, 1966 April 25, 1968
10 Mian Arshad Hussain April 25, 1968 April 4, 1969
11   Yahya Khan April 5, 1969 December 20, 1971
12   Zulfikar Ali Bhutto December 20, 1971 March 28, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
13   Aziz Ahmed March 30, 1977 July 5, 1977
14   Agha Shahi January 14, 1978 March 9, 1982
15   Sahabzada Yaqub Khan March 21, 1982 November 1, 1987
16 Zain Noorani November 1, 1987 June 9, 1988
17   Sahabzada Yaqub Khan June 9, 1988 March 20, 1991 Pakistan Peoples Party
18   Akram Zaki April 1991 10 September 1991 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
19 Siddiq Khan Kanju 10 September 1991 18 July 1993
20   Abdul Sattar July 23, 1993 October 19, 1993
21   Farooq Leghari October 19, 1993 November 14, 1993 Pakistan Peoples Party
22 Asif Ahmad Ali November 16, 1993 November 4, 1996
  Sahabzada Yaqub Khan (Caretaker) November 11, 1996 February 24, 1997
23 Gohar Ayub Khan February 25, 1997 August 7, 1998 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
24   Sartaj Aziz August 7, 1998 October 12, 1999
25   Abdul Sattar November 6, 1999 June 14, 2002
26 Inam-ul-Haq June 21, 2002 November 23, 2002
27   Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri November 23, 2002 November 15, 2007 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
28 Inam-ul-Haq November 15, 2007 March 24, 2008
29   Shah Mehmood Qureshi March 31, 2008 February 9, 2011 Pakistan Peoples Party
30   Hina Rabbani Khar February 11, 2011 16 March 2013
31   Mir Hazar Khan Khoso 4 April 2013 4 June 2013
32   Sartaj Aziz 7 June 2013 28 July 2017 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
33   Khawaja Muhammad Asif 4 August 2017 26 April 2018
34   Khurram Dastgir Khan 4 May 2018 5 June 2018
35   Hussain Haroon 5 June 2018 18 August 2018
29   Shah Mahmood Qureshi 20 August 2018 Present Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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