Q.1: When IPC Division was constituted?


IPC Division was constituted in 1972. It was constituted as an independent Division for the first time on 23rd May, 1992.


Q.2: When full-fledged Ministry of IPC was established?


Status of Ministry was given to IPC Division on November 2008


Q.3: What are the functions of the Ministry of IPC?

  1. General coordination between the Federal Government & provinces in economic, cultural and administrative fields.
  2. Promoting uniformity of approach in policymaking and implementation in all fields of common interest
  3. Discussion on Policy issues received from the provinces. 
  4. Secretarial work of Council of Common Interests and Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee and their Subcommittees
  5. Any other matter referred to the Division by a province or any Ministry or Division of the Federal Government.

Q.4: Which organizations/attached departments working under Ministry of IPC?


The following departments are attached to the Ministry of IPC.


  1. Pakistan Sports Board (PSB)
  2. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
  3. Guns & Country Club (GCC)
  4. Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC)
  5. National Internship Programme (NIP)
  6. Department of Tourist Services (DTS)
  7. Federal Land Commission (FLC)


Q.5: What is Council of Common Interest (CCI)?


CCI stands for Council of Common Interests. It is a constitutional body set up under Article 153 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.


Q.6: How does it function and what are its Rules of Procedure?


To find Council of Common Interest Rules of Procedures 2010, please click here.

Q.7: What is the present composition of CCI?


The Prime Minister



The Chief Minister, Balochistan



The Chief Minister, KP



The Chief Minister, Punjab



The Chief Minister, Sindh



Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives



Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination



Minister for Power Division



Q.8: What is the timeline for convening meetings of CCI and who is chairs the meetings?

Article 154(3) provides that the CCI shall meet at least once in ninety days and it is Chaired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Q.9: How many meetings of CCI have been held since 1973?

Since 1973, 47 meetings of the Council have been held, as per the following breakup:-

  1. 11 meetings from 1973 to 2010 (before 18th amendment)
  2. 36 meetings from 2010 (July) to 2021 (June) (after 18th amendment)

Q.10: Which is the appropriate forum to appeal against the decision of CCI?

Article 154 (7) provides that if the Federal Government or a Provincial Government is dissatisfied with a decision of the Council, it may refer the matter to {Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)} in a joint sitting whose decision in this behalf shall be final.

Q.11: Whether minutes and decisions of CCI are available for research purposes to students of Universities or otherwise?

The minutes of the CCI meetings contain sensitive discussions on national issues, hence restricted documents. However, decisions of the Council are published through Annual Reports and available on the official website of the Ministry of IPC (CCI Secretariat) for information on government functionaries and the general public.

Q.12: What does IPCC stands for what are its functions?

IPCC stands for Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee and its functions are:

  • General Coordination between the Federal Government and the Provinces in economic, social and administrative fields.
  • Promoting uniformity of approach in formulation of policies and their implementation by the Provinces and the Federal Government in all fields of common national concern.
  • Discussion of policy issues emanating from the Provinces that have economic, social or administrative implications for the country as a whole.
  • Any other matter referred by a Province or any of the Ministries or Divisions of the Federal Government.

Q.13: What is the composition of IPCC?

The present composition of IPCC is:



                        (i)         Federal Minister for IPC                                          Chairperson

(ii)        Provincial Minister concerned with the subject              Member

(iii)       Federal Secretary/AS In-charge                            Member                     

of Ministry/Division concerned

(iv)       Provincial Secretary concerned with the subject           Member

(v)        Provincial Minister IPC/Provincial                                    Member

            Secretary IPC of all Provinces      

(vi)       Joint Secretary (IPC)                                                           Member/Secretary


* If the Chief Minister is holding portfolio of any other department, then Chief Secretary or the concerned Secretary may attend the IPCC Meeting on CM’s behalf.

** With Chair’s permission, a technical / legal expert may be co-opted for subjects of the Federal Government and by the Provincial Government concerned.


Q.14: How many meetings of IPCC have been held?


Since 1993, 29 meetings of the Committee have been held. The Committee has been instrumental in consensus building between federal and provincial governments on vital issues of national importance.


Q.15: When the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) was established?


Pakistan Sports Board was established under Sports (Development and Control) Ordinance, 1962 for the purposes of promoting and developing uniform standards of competition in sports in Pakistan.

Q.16: When was the first National games held?

The first National Games were held at Polo Ground, Karachi from 23rd to 25th April, 1948. Sportsmen and officials from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and all the integrated Provincial units of West Pakistan took part in these Games. The total number of athletes was 140. Competitions were held in Track and Field, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Q.17: What is Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)?

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is the governing body for cricket in Pakistan. It is also responsible for the promotion and expansion of the game through its associate and affiliate members throughout the country. Its responsibilities include management of the game at the highest level and the organisation of various domestic tournaments at the national level.

Q.18:  What does PDM stand for?


PDM stand for Post Devolution Matters.


Q.19:  What type of matters PDM Wing deals with?


PDM deals to correspond and liaise with Ministries/Divisions/Provincial Governments/other Government Organizations on matters related to post devolution issues through Senate Functional Committee on Post Devolution issues and all business pertaining to Senate / National Assembly.


Q.20: When 18th amendment passed? How may amendments made in the constitution during the 18th amendment?


The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a landmark event in the constitutional history of Pakistan, was passed unanimously with support from all political parties in the Parliament and lauded by the provinces. The Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010, received the assent of the President on April 19, 2010, and was promulgated on the following day. The Act includes a total of 102 amendments, which have amended, substituted, added or deleted various provisions of the Constitution.


Q.21:  What changes come after the abolition of the Concurrent Legislative List?


With the abolition of the Concurrent Legislative List, the long-standing demand of the people of Pakistan for provincial autonomy has come to fruition, and the provinces have at the same time been provided legitimate constitutional rights in governance, and in managing and utilization of their natural resources.


Q.22:  What type of matters PDM Wing deals with other than devolution matters?


PDM Wing deals with following matters within the jurisdiction of Ministry of IPC:


  1. To oversee the dealing and agreements with other countries and international organizations in matters relevant to Youth Exchange Programs (External). MoUs / Agreements relating to the subject of Youth.
  2. To deal with all the cases of coordination of Ministry of IPC with all Ministries/Divisions/Offices including WafaqiMohtasib.
  3. To supervise/coordinate all court cases pertaining to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.
  4. To oversee the Office of Department of Tourism Services, Islamabad.
  5. To oversee matters pertaining to International Organizations and Agreements/MoUs relating to Tourism.


Q.23:  Who deals with / issue license to the tourist operators?


The Department of Tourist Services (http://dts.gov.pk/) deals with the subject. The jurisdiction of the DTS is ICT and G.B.


Q.24: Who deals complaint against the hotels / tour operators?


The Department of Tourist Services (http://dts.gov.pk/) deals with the subject.


Q.25:  Adventure Tourism related sites in Pakistan?


Pakistan is a paradise for Trackers. Some famous Tracks include K-2 Base camp, Gondoro La Terk, Rakaposhi Base Camp Track, Shimshal Pass, Masherburn Base Camp and many more.


Q.26:  What are the historical sites of Pakistan?


Pakistan is very much rich in tourist sites like the Salt Range, Katas raj Mandir, Sulemean range, Mehran Civilization, MehargarhCivilization of Dhaddar, Indus valley Civilization, juniper Forests, Beaches of Gawadar, Ruins of Takhtbahi, Sahr-i-Bahlo, Manchar, Halejo and Kaeenjer lakes, old temples of Tharparker, Ranikot and Makli Graveyard, ChitralShindour polo cultural Meta, sharda Temple Neelum Valley, Ali BaghGordwara etc.


Q.27:  Has Pakistan any old Civilizations?


Pakistan is a home of old great civilization like Gandharaand Indus valley Civilization, which includes Mohinjedaro and Harappa an approximately 5000 BC, Mehargarh Civilization (7000-9000 BC).


Q.28:  How is the religious tourism potential in Pakistan?


Pakistan has lots of potential in religious tourism where traveler, can experience the historical heritage of one of the oldest civilization in the world, worship at the rich collection of Sufi shrines, Hindu Temples, Sikh Gordwaras and Buddhist monasteries. Nankana Sahib the Birth place of Baba Guru Nanak is one of the holiest place for Sikh. Katas Raj, a complex of seven ancient Hindu Temple connected to each other by walkway, Gandhara Kingdom comprising Mardan, Taxila and Swat is the last isolated pocket of Gandhara Buddhism. Currently, Pakistan has starred the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib for Sikh pilgrimages.


Q.29.   Whether the subjects of Youth and Tourism are not devolved to the Provinces?


The subjects of Youth and Tourism are devolved to the provinces, however Ministry of IPC is dealing with the international aspects of these subjects i.e. MoUs / Agreement / International Relations.