Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Pakistan)

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Ministry of States and Frontier Regions
وزارت مملکت و سرحدی علاقے
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Agency overview
Formed  ()
Headquarters Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Qasim M.Niaz[2], Secretary, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions
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The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Urdu: وزارت مملکت و سرحدی علاقے‎, abbreviated as SAFRON) is a federal ministry in Pakistan. The ministry is headed by the Minister for States and Frontier Regions. Lt. Gen.(R) Abdul Qadir Baloch is the current minister. [3]

The main responsibilities of the ministry are to deal with issue of tribal areas of Pakistan Frontier Regions of Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas[4]

Chief Commissioner-ate for Afghan Refugees[edit]

In 1979 to deal with the influx of Afghan Refugees into Pakistan an Office of Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees was established at Federal level declaring it as an attached department of Ministry of SAFRON.

The main functions of that office are to deal the issue of Afghan refugees and coordinate with international agencies specially UNHCR[5]

There is a Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees in each Province except Sindh and having the Chief Commissionerate based in Islamabad.[6][7]

Cadet College Razmak[edit]

Cadet College, Razmak, North Waziristan Agency is an autonomous body of the ministry.[8]

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