Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Pakistan)

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Urdu: وزارتِ ریاستی و سرحدی امور‎, abbreviated as SAFRON) is a federal ministry in Pakistan. The ministry will be headed by Sahabzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan who was previously the Ministry of National Food Security and Research after the Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet on 20 November 2019.[1]

Ministry of Regions
وزارتِ ریاستی و سرحدی امور
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Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Pakistan
HeadquartersIslamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Muhammad Aslam, Secretary, Ministry of Statues and Frontier Regions
Websitehttp://www.safron.gov.pk, https://www.facebook.com/Ministry.of.Safron

The main responsibilities of the ministry are to deal with issue of tribal areas of Pakistan Frontier Regions of Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas[2]

Chief Commissioner-ate for Afghan RefugeesEdit

In 1979 to deal with the influx of Afghan Refugees into Pakistan an Office of Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees was established at Federal level declaring it as an attached department of Ministry of SAFRON.[citation needed]

The main functions of that office are to deal the issue of Afghan refugees and coordinate with international agencies specially UNHCR.[3]

There is a Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees in each Province except Sindh and having the Chief Commissionerate based in Islamabad.[4][5]

Cadet College RazmakEdit

Cadet College Razmak, North Waziristan Agency is an autonomous body of the ministry.[6]

List of Minister for States and Frontier Regions Ministers of PakistanEdit

Name of Minister for States and Frontier Regions Minister Entered Office Left Office
Shaukatullah Khan 11 February 2011 11 February 2012
Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir 13 June 2012 11 February 2013
Najmuddin Khan N/A N/A
Abdul Qadir Baloch 7 June 2013 28 July 2017
Abdul Qadir Baloch 4 August 2017 31 May 2018
Roshan Khursheed Bharucha 5 June 2018 18 August 2018
Tariq Bashir Cheema (Federal Minister) 20 August 2018 6 September 2018
Shehryar Khan Afridi (Minister of State) 18 April 2019 Till Date
Sahabzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan (Federal Minister) 20 November 2019 Till Date

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dawn.com, Amir Wasim | (18 April 2019). "Major reshuffle: Fawad's ministry changed, Hafeez Sheikh appointed advisor on finance". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Web Portal". FATA. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)