Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)

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Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
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Tariq Fatemi
(serving as an Special Assistant)

since July 2013
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Style Sir Minister
Member of Cabinet, National Security Council
Reports to Foreign Minister of Pakistan
Residence Islamabad, Pakistan
Nominator Prime Minister of Pakistan
Appointer President of Pakistan
Term length Pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Aziz Ahmed
Formation 1972

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.[1]

List of Ministers of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan[edit]

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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamabad". Retrieved 2017-02-24. 

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