PERVAIZ AHMED JUNEJO , Secretary
Mr. Pervaiz Ahmed Junejo as Secretary of Ministry of States and Frontier Regions is responsible for matters relating to States which merged with or acceded to Pakistan, Frontier Regions and also Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The Secretary has more than 32 years of experience in policy planning and implementation. Before this assignment, he has served as Secretary of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. He has also headed National Institute of Population Studies, a research organization for population and development in addition to serving as Managing Director of Overseas Employment Corporation, Commissioner for Afghan refugees and Community Welfare Attaché of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia among other assignments at Federal and Provincial levels. In the Federal Government, he has also worked at senior level in the Economic Affairs Division where his area of focus remained development assistance. He has a degree in law with a B.A. in Politics and Government from Ripon College, USA.
"The website is intended to provide information regarding functions and activities of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions. The Ministry was established on the specific instructions of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 3rd July, 1948 and remains one of the oldest Ministries of the Federal Government. It continues to handle the function relating to ex-states which merged with or acceded to Pakistan. The subject of Afghan refugees was subsequently assigned to the Ministry and, with millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, it has remained challenging due its humanitarian and at the same time economic and security aspects. After the 25th Amendment in the Constitution, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were merged with Khyber Pakhtunwa. Subsequently, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions has facilitated the transition process in the Parliamentary Committees. We hope that the information available on the site is helpful for visitors and serves as a useful reference for the public, scholars and researchers. We remain receptive to suggestions for improvement."