|Interior Secretary of Pakistan
مُعْتَمَد داخلہ پاکستان
|Reports to||Interior Minister of Pakistan|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Website||Ministry of Interior|
The Interior Secretary of Pakistan (Urdu: مُعْتَمَد داخلہ پاکستان) is the Federal Secretary for the Ministry of Interior. As in-charge of the country's law and order machinery, the Interior Secretary is one of the most coveted and sensitive positions in the Government of Pakistan. The position holder is a BPS-22 grade officer, usually belonging to the Pakistan Administrative Service.
Notable organisations that come under the control of the Interior Secretary includes the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Directorate General of Immigration & Passports (I&P) and the paramilitary forces namely Frontier Constabulary (FC) and Pakistan Rangers. The administration of the Islamabad Capital Territory is also under the Interior Secretary, as the Chief Commissioner Islamabad directly reports to the Interior Secretary.
List of Interior Secretaries
This table lists down the names of Interior Secretaries that have been in office since January 2001.
|No.||Name of Interior Secretary||Entered Office||Left Office|
|1||Tasneem Noorani||January 2001||May 2004|
|2||Tariq Mehmood||June 2004||February 2006|
|3||Syed Kamal Shah||February 2005||September 2009|
|4||Chaudhry Qamar Zaman||September 2009||June 2011|
|5||Khawaja Siddique Akbar||June 2011||April 2013|
|6||Javed Iqbal||April 2013||May 2013|
|7||Raja Muhammad Abbas||May 2013||June 2013|
|8||Chaudhry Qamar Zaman||June 2013||October 20138|
|9||Shahid Khan||October 2013||February 2016|
|10||Arif Ahmed Khan||February 2016||April 2017|
|11||Tariq Mahmood Khan||April 2017||September 2017|
|12||Arshad Mirza||September 2017||June 2018|
|13||Yousuf Naseem Khokhar||June 2018||October 2018|
|14||Azam Suleman Khan||October 2018||November 2019|
|15||Yousuf Naseem Khokar||November 2019||April 2020|
|16||Azam Suleman Khan||April 2020||June 2020|
|17||Yousuf Naseem Khokar||July 2020||Incumbent|
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