COMSATS Secretariat, based in Islamabad (Pakistan) [Gazette Notification], is performing the dual function of being the Secretariat to the Commission, as well as the Headquarters to the International Network of S&T Centres of Excellence. It is headed by the Executive Director who also holds the portfolios of being the Chairman of the Board of Management of COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), as well as Board of Governors of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). The Secretariat/Headquarters performs its functions in close coordination with the Chairperson of the Commission and assists the other Organs of the Network of International Centres of Excellence.
COMSATS Secretariat coordinates its activities and programmes in the Member States through designated Focal Points, which are mainly ministries of science and technology or other relevant state-bodies and R&D institutions. All focal points are represented in the COMSATS Consultative Committee. The diplomatic community of the Member States also plays an important part in achieving the objectives of the Commission. COMSATS Network of International Science and Technology Centers of Excellence that consists of twenty renowned centres, augments COMSATS’ developmental activities by providing expanded access to information, knowledge, expertise and scientific resources.