List of Presidents of Pakistan Since 1947 (With Photos)

List of Presidents of Pakistan Since 1947 (With Photos)

by Sidrah Zaheer on April 7, 2012 · 19 comments

in National, Politics

The President of Pakistan is constitutionally the head of the state. The recently passed 18th Amendment has restored Pakistan’s government system as democratic, whereby the President is chosen by the Electoral College, which consists of the Senate, National Assembly, and the provincial assemblies, for a five-year term. Thus, the President of Pakistan is truly a complete representative figure in the government having the highest authority to run the government. The Prime Minister of Pakistan runs the state.

The President of Pakistan is also the Chairman of the National Security Council, the Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Armed Forces. The post also gives the President power to appoint the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Colonel-Commandant Marines.

The President of Pakistan is not allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms and he/she can be impeached and removed from the post if the two-third majority of the Parliament decides so. In Pakistan’s history, exchange of central chief executive powers have always jostled between the President and the Prime Minister often implementing changes through various amendments in the Constitution. Here is a complete list of all the Presidents of Pakistan since 1947.

1. Iskander Mirza (1899–1969)

In Office: 23 March 1956 – 27 October 1958

Total Duration: 2 Years, 7 Months, 4 Days

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Republican Party

 

2. Ayub Khan (1907–1974)

In Office: 27 October 1958 – 25 March 1969

Total Duration: 10 Years, 4 Months, 26 Days

Status: Military Dictator

Political Party: None

 

3. Yahya Khan (1917–1980)

In Office: 25 March 1969 – 20 December 1971

Total Duration: 2 Years, 8 Months, 25 Days

Status: Military Dictator

Political Party: None

 

4. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928–1979)

In Office: 20 December 1971 – 13 August 1973

Total Duration: 1 Year, 7 Months, 24 Days

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

 

5. Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry (1904–1982)

In Office: 13 August 1973 – 16 September 1978

Total Duration: 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

 

6. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924–1988)

In Office: 16 September 1978 – 17 August 1988

Total Duration: 9 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day

Status: Military Dictator

Political Party: None

 

7. Ghulam Ishaq Khan (1915–2006)

In Office: 17 August 1988 – 18 July 1993

Total Duration: 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Independent

 

  • Wasim Sajjad (Born 1941)

In Office: 18 July 1993 – 14 November 1993

Total Duration: 3 Months, 27 Days

Status: Acting

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

 

8. Farooq Leghari (1940–2010)

In Office: 14 November 1993 – 2 December 1997

Total Duration: 4 Years, 18 Days

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

 

  • Wasim Sajjad (Born 1941)

In Office: 2 December 1997 – 1 January 1998

Total Duration: 29 Days

Status: Acting

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

 

9. Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (Born 1929)

In Office: 1 January 1998 – 20 June 2001

Total Duration: 3 Years, 5 Months, 19 Days

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

 

10. Pervez Musharraf (Born 1943)

In Office: 20 June 2001 – 18 August 2008

Total Duration: 7 Years, 1 Month, 29 Days

Status: Military Dictator

Political Party: Later affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

 

  • Muhammad Mian Soomro (Born 1950)

In Office: 18 August 2008 – 9 September 2008

Total Duration: 22 Days

Status: Acting

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

 

11. Asif Ali Zardari (Born 1955)

In Office: 9 September 2008 – 8 September 2013

Total Duration: 5 Years

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan People’s Party

 

12. Mamnoon Hussain (Born 1940)

Mamnoon Hussain

Mamnoon Hussain

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Office: 9 September 2013 – Incumbent

Total Duration: 6 months, 3 days and counting

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

 

  • Longest Time Served by a Democratically Elected President: Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry (5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days)
  • Shortest Time Served by a Democratically Elected President: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1 Year, 7 Months, 24 Days)
  • Number of Democratically Elected Presidents: 7
  • Total Duration of Democratically Elected Presidents: 22 Years, 37 Months, 95 Days or in aggregation 25 Years, 10 Months, 18 Days
  • Longest Time Served by a Military President: Ayub Khan (10 Years, 4 Months, 26 Days)
  • Shortest Time Served by a Military President: Yahya Khan (2 Years, 8 Months, 25 Days)
  • Number of Military Presidents: 4
  • Total Duration of Military Presidents: 28 Years, 24 Months, 81 Days or in aggregation 30 Years, 2 Months, 21 Days
  • Longest Time Served by an Acting President: Wasim Sajjad (3 Months, 27 Days)
  • Shortest Time Served by an Acting President: Muhammad Mian Soomro (22 Days)
  • Number of Acting Presidents: 2
  • Number of Times Acting Presidents Came: 3 (Two times Wasim Sajjad became the Acting President)
  • Total Duration of Acting Presidents: 3 Months, 78 Days or in aggregation 5 Months, 18 Days
  • Political Party Having the Most Number of Serving Presidents: 4 from Pakistan Peoples Party (Also 4 times military dictators became presidents).
  • Total Duration of Presidents from Pakistan Peoples Party: 13 Years, 14 Months, 72 Days or in aggregation 14 Years, 4 Months, 12 Days

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abbas butt March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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asif ali zardari president ke data ma
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if u mind it so sory g

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Absar March 31, 2014 at 7:23 am

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sana March 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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Dr.Amjad January 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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zohaib khan October 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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AbdurRahman Hashim Peshawari October 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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ijaz ahmad lhr July 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

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khan June 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

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shahid khan April 24, 2013 at 5:12 am

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Ghulam Hussain Manwa March 21, 2013 at 7:08 am

The best erra was dictator General pervaz musharaf

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zeeshan qayyum February 20, 2013 at 4:57 am

very informative site.

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Dr. A.R.Butt February 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Pakistan People’s Party was the only loyal party to homeland under the kind administration of Sir Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – The Lagend. But is ruined by the Govt. formed in 2008

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Intasar ul Haq January 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm

It doesn’t matter that from which party a president belongs but it matters much that presidents nature is of what kind, a loyal one or a selfish one.
ik MOUJj agar chahay TUFAN bn jayay,
ik PHOOL agar chahay GULISTAN bn jayay,
ik kHOON k qatray main TAASEER ho itni,
ik QOAM ki tareekh ka UNWAAN bn jayay.

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naghmi November 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

person or goverment who is elected should be honest with his duties
,no matter how it is elected

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khan December 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

its better to live in present. just think about current development….

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Amin Sardar April 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Be realistic,there is no difference of governance between army rulers and civilian govt.It;s one man show.The so called democratic govt.are more corrupt.Specially this govt.where 4.5 crore bogus votes were casted in the elections.If you compare the development work and economy,the military regime better performed.

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