Chief Secretary Balochistan
|Chief Secretary Balochistan|
|Reports to||Chief Minister of Balochistan|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Website||Government of Balochistan|
The Chief Secretary Balochistan, also referred to as CS Balochistan, is the bureaucratic chief and highest-ranking official of the Government of Balochistan, Pakistan. The appointment of the Chief Secretary is made directly by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The position of Chief Secretary is equivalent to the rank of Federal Secretary and the position holder usually belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service.
The Chief Secretary is the province's administrative boss as all administrative secretaries report to him. The CS in turn reports to the Chief Minister of Balochistan, however the Chief Secretary is not under the charge of the Chief Minister as only the Prime Minister can appoint or remove the CS from his position. The Chief Secretary also serves as the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister and as Secretary to the provincial Cabinet.
List of chief secretaries
The following table lists down the names of chief secretaries that have remained in office since May 2005.
|No.||Name of Chief Secretary||Entered Office||Left Office|
|1||KB Rind||May 2005||April 2008|
|2||Nasir Mahmood Khosa||April 2008||February 2010|
|3||Mir Ahmed Bakhsh Lehri||February 2010||March 2012|
|4||Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad||March 2012||June 2014|
|5||Saifullah Chattha||June 2014||March 2017|
|6||Shoaib Mir||March 2017||May 2017|
|7||Aurangzeb Haque||May 2017||June 2018|
|8||Akhtar Nazir||June 2018||Incumbent|
- Federal Secretary
- Pakistan Administrative Service
- Establishment Secretary of Pakistan
- Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan
- Chief Secretary Sindh
- Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Chief Secretary Punjab
- "Contact - Government of Balochistan". balochistan.gov.pk.
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