Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)
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The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is the junior minister in the government and the deputy head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Foreign Minister. The current Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is Ahmed Poria who took charge in July, 2011.
During the absence of a Foreign Minister, Minister of State takes the charge of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There were two such instances in the past; Siddiq Khan Kanju was the effective Foreign Minister from 1991 to 1993 and Inam-ul-Haq for four months in 2002.
The following is the list of all the previous ministers of state for foreign affairs of Pakistan to date.
List of Ministers of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan
|No.||Name of Foreign Minister||Entered Office||Left Office|
|1||Aziz Ahmed||7 February, 1973||28 March, 1977|
|2||Zain Noorani||10 April, 1985||29 May, 1988|
|3||Siddiq Khan Kanju||10 September, 1991||18 July, 1993|
|4||Siddiq Khan Kanju||11 July, 1997||12 October, 1999|
|5||Inam-ul-Haq||22 June, 2002||22 November, 2002|
|6||Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar||4 September, 2004||15 November, 2007|
|7||Malik Amad Khan||4 November, 2008||9 February, 2011|
|8||Hina Rabbani Khar||11 February, 2011||20 July, 2011|
|9||20 July, 2011||18 April, 2012|
|10||Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan||18 April, 2012||Incumbent|