List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan

Ahead of the appointment of the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, take a look at the previous caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan.
Created On: Apr 4, 2022 13:55 IST
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List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan
List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan

List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan: Following the dissolution of the National Assembly and the Cabinet on April 3 under Article 58 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan, the incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan will continue to hold office until the appointment of the caretaker Prime Minister. 

The caretaker Prime Minister will be appointed by the President of Pakistan in consultation with the outgoing Prime Minister and the Leader of Opposition, according to the Constitution of Pakistan. PTI chairperson Imran Khan has nominated former Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the caretaker Prime Minister. 

Ahead of the appointment of the caretaker Prime Minister, take a look at the previous caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan. 

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List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan

1- Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi: Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was appointed on 6 August 1990 by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan as a caretaker Prime Minister. He continued to serve on the post for three months and stepped down on 6 November 1990. He was the first caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan. 

2- Balakh Sher Mazari: The second person to serve in this post is Balakh Sher Mazari. He was also appointed by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan when Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned the Presidential order and restored Nawaz Sharif's government.

3- Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi: Following the resignation of Nawaz Sharif in July 1993, Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi was appointed as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan. He served on the post for over a month. 

4- Malik Meraj Khalid: After the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto's government in November 1996, then President of Pakistan appointed Malik Meraj Khalid as the caretaker government on 5 November 1996. 

5- Muhammad Mian Soomro: He is the longest-serving caretaker Prime Minister who served for four months and eight days in office. He took the oath of office on 16 November 2007 and stepped down from the post on 24 March 2008. 

6- Mir Hazar Khan Khoso: The Election Commission of Pakistan appointed Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on March 24 as caretaker Prime Minister. He took the oath of office on 25 March 2013. 

7- Nasirul Mulk: To date, Nasirul Mulk is the last person to have served on this post. He was appointed by a consensus between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah on 28 May 2018. Nasirul Mulk took oath on 1 June 2018.  

READ | Who is Gulzar Ahmed, former Chief Justice of Pakistan, nominated by Imran Khan as caretaker Prime Minister?

List of caretaker Prime Ministers of Pakistan

Caretaker Prime Minister

Tenure

Political party

Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi

6 August 1990

-

6 November 1990

National Peoples Party

Balakh Sher Mazari

18 April 1993

-

26 May 1993

Pakistan People's Party

Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi

18 July 1993

-

19 October 1993

Independent

Malik Meraj Khalid

5 November 1996

-

17 February 1997

Independent

Muhammad Mian Soomro

16 November 2007

-

24 March 2008

Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

25 March 2013

-

5 June 2013

Independent

Nasirul Mulk

1 June 2018

-

18 August 2018

Independent

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