In terms of Rule 3 (2) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was pleased to approve the creation of Inter Provincial Coordination Division in the Cabinet Secretariat w.e.f. 19th March, 2007. The IPC related functions of the Cabinet Division were transferred to the Inter Provincial Coordination Division at the time of its creation. Subsequently, it was made a full-fledged Ministry w.e.f. 3rd November, 2008. Due to 18th Amendment, the functions of the Ministry of IPC have been increased. Necessary amendments have been made in the Rules of Business, 1973.