Chief Secretary Punjab

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Chief Secretary Punjab
Coat of arms of Punjab.svg
Reports toChief Minister of Punjab
SeatLahore
AppointerPrime Minister of Pakistan
WebsiteGovernment of Punjab

The Chief Secretary Punjab, also referred to as CS Punjab, is the bureaucratic chief and highest-ranking official of the Government of Punjab, 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.[1]

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 Punjab, 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.[2]

List of chief secretaries[edit]

The following table lists down the names of chief secretaries that have remained in office since December 2003.

No. Name of Chief Secretary Entered Office Left Office
1 Kamran Rasool December 2003 October 2005
2 Salman Siddique October 2005 March 2008
3 Javed Mehmood March 2008 February 2009
4 Najibullah Malik February 2009 April 2009
5 Javed Mehmood April 2009 February 2010
6 Nasir Mahmood Khosa February 2010 April 2013
7 Javed Aslam April 2013 October 2013
8 Naveed Akram Cheema October 2013 January 2015
9 Khizar Hayat Gondal January 2015 April 2016
10 Zahid Saeed April 2016 June 2018
11 Akbar Hussain Durrani June 2018 October 2018
13 Yousuf Naseem Khokhar October 2018 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial Departments - Punjab Portal". www.punjab.gov.pk.
  2. ^ "Several bureaucrats in race to become CS". www.thenews.com.pk.