Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs|
State emblem of Pakistan
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Member of||Cabinet, National Security Council|
|Reports to||Foreign Minister of Pakistan|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Appointer||President of Pakistan|
|Term length||Pleasure of the Prime Minister|
|Inaugural holder||Aziz Ahmed|
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (MSFA) is the junior minister within the Cabinet of Pakistan who serves as the second highest ranking member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after the Foreign Minister.
During the absence of a Foreign Minister, Minister of State takes the de-facto charge 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.
In the case that the Minister of State is not the member of the Parliament of Pakistan, the position is titled as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAFA). This is the case since July, 2013, which is occupied by Tariq Fatemi.
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||Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan||20 July 2011||18 April 2012|
|10||Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan||18 April 2012||25 March 2013|
|11||Tariq Fatemi (serving as Special Assistant)||25 March 2013||(incumbent)|
- "Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamabad". www.mofa.gov.pk. Retrieved 2017-02-24.