List of Prime Ministers of Pakistan Since 1947 (With Photos)

List of Prime Ministers of Pakistan Since 1947 (With Photos)

by Sidrah Zaheer on April 5, 2012 · 38 comments

in Editor's Picks, National

Prime Minister’s post was created at the time of Pakistan’s independence. Since the post of Governor-General had not been abolished permanently at the beginning, Prime Minister initially did not have all executive powers. After the assassination of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951, there came seven different Prime Ministers within a period of six years and all of them were from Muslims League except Sir Feroz Khan Noon, who was from the Republican Party.

Then after the coup d’état from General Ayub Khan, Prime Minister’s post was abolished for a period of 13 years and 2 months up till 1971. There was a very short period of recreation of the post when Nurul Amin was appointed Prime Minister for merely 13 days and alongside him, General Yahya Khan also illegally made both Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mujibur Rehman Vice Prime Ministers, but they never acquired these positions.

Subsequently, the posts had been abolished four more times, all when the military take over occurred. Currently, under the 18th Amendment passed in 2010, Prime Minister is the head of the state of Pakistan and holds more power than any other government official, including the President. Here is the complete list of Prime Ministers of Pakistan since 1947.

 

1. Liaquat Ali Khan (1896 – 1951)

In Office: 14 August 1947 – 16 October 1951

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Muslim League

Total Duration: 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days

 

2. Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894 – 1964)

In Office: 17 October 1951 – 17 April 1953

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Muslim League

Total Duration: 2 Years exactly

 

3. Muhammad Ali Bogra (1909 – 1963)

In Office: 17 April 1953 – 12 August 1955

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Muslim League

Total Duration: 2 Years, 2 Months, 26 Days

 

4. Chaudhry Muhammad Ali (1905 – 1980)

In Office: 12 August 1955 – 12 September 1956

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Muslim League

Total Duration: 1 Year, 1 Month exactly

 

5. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892 – 1963)

In Office: 12 September 1956 – 17 October 1957

Status: Elected democractically

Political Party: Awami League

Total Duration: 1 Year, 1 Month, 5 Days

 

6. Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar (1898 – 1968)

In Office: 17 October 1957 – 16 December 1957

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Muslim League

Total Duration: 1 Month, 29 Days

 

7. Sir Feroz Khan Noon (1893 – 1970)

In Office: 16 December 1957 – 7 October 1958

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Republican Party

Total Duration: 9 Months, 21 Days

 

Post Abolished: 7 October 1958 – 7 December 1971

Total Duration of Abolishment: 13 Years, 2 Months exactly

 

8. Nurul Amin (1893 – 1974)

In Office: 7 December 1971 – 20 December 1971

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League

Total Duration: 13 Days Only

 

Post Abolished: 20 December 1971 – 14 August 1973

Total Duration of Abolishment: 1 Year, 7 Months, 25 Days

 

9. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928 – 1979)

In Office: 14 August 1973 – 5 July 1977

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

Total Duration: 3 Years, 10 Months, 21 Days

 

Post Abolished: 5 July 1977 – 24 March 1985

Total Duration of Abolishment: 7 Years, 8 Months, 19 Days

 

10. Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932 – 1993)

In Office: 24 March 1985 – 29 May 1988

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Independent; Pakistan Muslim League

Total Duration: 3 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days

 

Post Abolished: 29 May 1988 – 2 December 1988

Total Duration of Abolishment: 6 Months, 3 Days

 

11. Benazir Bhutto (1953 – 2007)

In Office: 2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

Total Duration: 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Days

 

  • Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (1931 – 2009)

In Office: 6 August 1990 – 6 November 1990

Status: Caretaker/Acting

Political Party: None

Total Duration: 3 Months exactly

 

12. Nawaz Sharif (Born 1949)

In Office: 6 November 1990 – 18 April 1993

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N), Islami Jamhoori Ittehad *changed later

Total Duration: 2 Years, 5 Months, 12 Days

 

  • Balakh Sher Mazari (Born 1928)

In Office: 18 April 1993 – 26 May 1993

Status: Caretaker/Acting

Political Party: None

Total Duration: 1 Month, 8 Days

 

Nawaz’s Second Term:

In Office: 26 May 1993 – 18 July 1993

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

Total Duration: 1 Month, 22 Days

 

  • Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (Born 1930)

In Office: 18 July 1993 – 19 October 1993

Status: Caretaker/Acting

Political Party: None

Total Duration: 3 Months, 1 Day exactly

 

Benazir’s Second Term:

In Office: 19 October 1993 – 5 November 1996

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

Total Duration: 3 Years, 17 Days

 

  • Malik Meraj Khalid (1916 – 2003)

In Office: 5 November 1996 – 17 February 1997

Status: Caretaker/Acting

Political Party: None

Total Duration: 3 Months, 12 Days

 

Nawaz’s Third Term:

In Office: 17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

Total Duration: 2 Years, 7 Months, 23 Days

 

Post Abolished: 12 October 1999 – 20 November 2002

Total Duration of Abolishment: 3 Years, 1 Month, 8 Days

 

13. Zafarullah Khan Jamali (Born 1944)

In Office: 21 November 2002 – 26 June 2004

Status: Acting/Appointed by the President

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Total Duration: 1 Year, 7 Months, 5 Days

 

14. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (Born 1946)

In Office: 30 June 2004 – 20 August 2004

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Total Duration: 1 Month, 21 Days

 

15. Shaukat Aziz (Born 1949)

In Office: 20 August 2004 – 16 November 2007

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Total Duration: 3 Years, 2 Months, 27 Days

 

  • Muhammad Mian Soomro (Born 1950)

In Office: 16 November 2007 – 25 March 2008

Status: Caretaker/Acting

Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Total Duration: 4 Months, 9 Days

 

16. Yousaf Raza Gillani (Born 1952)

In Office: 25 March 2008 – 19 June 2012

Status: Elected democratically

Political Party: Pakistan Peoples Party

Total Duration: 4 Years, 2 Months, 25 Days

 

17. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (1950)

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Office: 22 June 2012 – 25 March 2013

Status: Assumed Prime Minister’s role when his predecessor, Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on contempt of court charges.

Political Party: Pakistan People’s Party

Total Duration: 9 Months, 3 Days

 

18. Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (1929)

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Office: 25 March 2013 – 4 June 2013

Status: Caretaker Prime Minister.

Political Party: Independent

Total Duration: 2 Months, 10 Days

 

19. Mian Muhammad Nazwaz Sharif (1949)

Mian Nawaz Sharif

Mian Nawaz Sharif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Office: 5 June 2013 – continued

Status: Elected Prime Minister.

Political Party: Muslim League (N)

Duration as of June 2013: 9 months, 6 days and counting.

 

  • Longest Time Served by a Prime Minister:  Yousuf Raza Gilani  (4 Years, 2 Months, 25 Days).                        Previously,  Liaquat Ali Khan served the longest time as Prime Minister (4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days).  After aggregating Nawaz Sharif’s three terms, his duration totals up to 4 years, 13 months and 57 days or 5 years, 2 month and 27 days. After aggregating Benazir Bhutto’s two terms, her duration totals up to 4 years, 8 months and 21 days. Thus both Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto are the longest non-consecutively serving prime ministers.
  • Shortest Time Served by a Prime Minister: Nurul Amin (13 Days) during 1971 Bangladesh-Pakistan War
  • Political Party Having the Most Number of Serving Prime Ministers: 5 from Muslim League
  • Total Duration of Prime Ministers from Muslim League: 9 Years, 6 Months, 57 Days or in aggregation 9 Years, 7 Months, 27 Days
  • Total Duration of Democratic Prime Ministers: 30 Years, 51 Months, 254 Days or in aggregation 34 Years, 11 Months, 14 Days
  • Number of Times Prime Minister’s Post Abolished: 5 Times
  • Total Duration of the Post Abolishment: 24 Years, 24 Months, 53 Days or in aggregation 26 Years, 1 Month, 23 Days
  • Longest Post Abolishment Period: 13 Years, 2 Months during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship
  • Shortest Post Abolishment Period: 6 Months, 3 Days after the death of Zia-ul-Haq
  • Number of Times Caretakers Came: 6 Times
  • Longest Time Served by a Caretaker: Muhammad Mian Soomro (4 Months, 9 Days)
  • Shortest Time Served by a Caretaker: Balakh Sher Mazari (1 Month, 8 Days)
  • Total Duration of Caretakers’ Terms: 17 Months, 10 Days or in aggregation 1 Year, 5 Months and 10 days.

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

waeel ahmad April 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

please guide me i m confused about the in the list of prime ministers in oct 16, 1957 gen mohammad ayub khan was a prime minister for only one day . is it true plz reply i m waiting
Thnx and excelnt work u done

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Muhammad Ibrahim March 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Gratitude Sidhrah Zaheer .. Good Work

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Talha Muhammad March 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

good

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Talha Muhammad March 26, 2014 at 11:31 am

Nice knowledgeable article, excellent.

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Dr.muhammadhanif Khanbrainchologist March 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

ASSALAM O ALAIKUM…TO EVERY ONE…SENSE RESPONSIBILITY SHOWN BY THE ACTIVIST,WHICH WHO WROTE THIS SIGNIFICANT ARTICLE…THESE TYPES OF STRUGGLING FOR THE LIVING NATION,SUCH AS A LIFE TONIC.good an efforts done by the writer SIDHRA.THANS GOD(AL HAMDULILLAH).

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Najeeb Ullah March 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

nice work sidrah.
it will be a piece of cake if you mention the name of Governar jenrals& presedents accordingly with PMs.

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Fayyaz karim February 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Very nice job ever done n a precise way pertaining PMs of Pakistan since its birth.Pl Miss Sidrah the page needs an update job.

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Qasim Ali Khan February 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

sidra i appriciate u.
Thnx alot

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khalid khan February 1, 2014 at 5:19 am

zabardast g bahot acha

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AHMAD NAWAZ January 25, 2014 at 11:58 am

GOOD

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M Shoaib nawaz January 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

termindous job sidra

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MUNEEB January 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm

THIS IS SO GOOD

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firdos ahmad January 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

good efforts. best of luck

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Farooq Hashmi December 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm

This is a good information for us…….thanks to thatt person who gave us this historical information

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M Shoaib December 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

sory the word is expression instead of pression (mistake)

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M Shoaib December 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

Very thanks sidra
Plz uptodate till now and place photo with their duration as 1st term of Nawaz, photo also place at that time pression and same with benazir.
Best of luck

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Ghayas-u-din October 30, 2013 at 7:33 am

thanx 4 history & a humbly request plzzz update the list with numbers…….thanx again…

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anila August 27, 2013 at 5:33 am

thanx it is very informative and help me in my exams of history thanks again

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Nadeem Hassan August 20, 2013 at 5:57 am

I live in Manchester,UK for the last 16 years but I never had that much information about the the prime ministers of Pakistan….. Thanks Sidrah Zaheer well done! & live long

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hifza June 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

acha prime minster koi hai aj kal nh nh nh

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Niaz ali shar November 18, 2013 at 3:32 am

G pm shaheed zulfkar ali bhutto and syed yousif raza gilani aur benazir bhutto

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muhammad imad June 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

good work mam sidrah

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saba naz May 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

hmmmmm tremendous job Sidra.

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Muhammad Asif April 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I think it is a very informative for the searchers.

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Ayesha Baloch May 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Yes I think you are write

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uzma April 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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Abrar Hussain March 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

good effort….

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r zaheer December 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

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humara October 30, 2012 at 6:41 am

sidra i appriciate u n ur effort a lot. keep it up and Allah bless u always

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zobia August 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

who was the prime minster between 1971 and 1973…it’s post abolished..what does it means??

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Sidrah Zaheer August 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Yes, the post of Prime Minister was abolished during 1971-1973 due to the East Wing crisis that Pakistan faced.

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Naveed Iqbal March 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

will, its a good effort. I appreciate your effort

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Adam August 16, 2012 at 1:06 am

Is the writer same Sidrah Zaheer who was once a news reader and news caster of Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television, and she is grand daughter of Maulana Charagh Hassan Hasrat?

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Sidrah Zaheer August 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

No, this Sidrah Zaheer, that is me, is not that same newscaster from Radio Pakistan and PTV. That was another Sidrah Zaheer, years ago. You will find many people named Sidrah Zaheer. I personally found three more besides myself.

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ahmed June 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

I like this site too much because it gives me knowledge about the politics of Pakistan.

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Muhammad Umer Asghar Ranjha May 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Nice to see precise information. I used to upset after seeing on differert sites and after watching tv and also after listing to PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani himself that he is the longest serving PM of pakistan. Whereas neither he is longest consecutive serving PM of Pakistan and nor otherwise. He ( Gillani ) will be the longest consecutive serving PM of pakistan InshaAllah on or after the 27th of this month but the fact of the matter is that he is not so at the moment.

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Thoughtpurification May 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Its a history no body can be proud off.Ita a good piece of information.

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Mojo May 3, 2012 at 6:31 am

Very Informative indeed.

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