List of Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure

You would be surprised to know that since independence on 14th August, 1947 not a single Prime Minister of Pakistan has completed his five-year tenure. Prime Minister of Pakistan, whose tenure has longest, was Liaquat Ali Khan. In this article we are giving a list of all the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure, which will give you the information about which Prime Minister of Pakistan has been holding his post for the most time.
Created On: Nov 10, 2017 17:31 IST

Recently, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned from his post after being convicted by the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case. In his place, his party Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been appointed the acting Prime Minister of Pakistan.
You would be surprised to know that since independence on 14th August, 1947 not a single Prime Minister of Pakistan has completed his five-year tenure. Prime Minister of Pakistan, whose tenure has longest, was Liaquat Ali Khan. In this article we are giving a list of all the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure, which will give you the information about which Prime Minister of Pakistan has been holding his post for the most time.

List of all Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure

1. Liaquat Ali Khan

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Tenure: 14th August, 1947 - 16th October, 1951
Political party: Muslim league
Total duration: 1523 days (4 years, 2 months, 2 days)

2. Khawaja Nazimuddin

Tenure: 17th October, 1951 - 17th April, 1953
Political party: Muslim league
Total duration: 548 days (1 year, 6 months)

3. Muhammad Ali Bogra

Tenure: 17th April, 1953 - 12th August, 1955
Political party: Muslim league
Total duration: 847 days (2 years, 3 months, 26 days)

4. Chaudhry Muhammad Ali

Tenure: 12th August, 1955 - 12th September, 1956
Political party: Muslim league
Total duration: 397 days (1 year, 1 month)

5. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Term: 12th September, 1956 - 17th October, 1957
Political party: Awami league
Total duration: 400 days (1 year, 1 month, 5 days)

6. Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar

Tenure: 17th October, 1957 - 16th December, 1957
Political party: Muslim league
Total duration: 60 days (1 month, 29 days)

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7. Feroz Khan Noon

Tenure: 16th December, 1957 - 7th October, 1958
Political party: Republican Party
Total duration: 295 days (9 months, 21 days)

8. Nurul Amin

Tenure: 7th December, 1971 - 20th December, 1971
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League
Total duration: 13 days

9. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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Tenure: 14th August, 1973 - 5th July, 1977
Political party: Pakistan People's Party
Total duration: 1421 days (3 years, 10 months, 21 days)

10. Muhammed Khan Junejo

Tenure: 24th March, 1985 - 29th May, 1988
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (Independent)
Total duration: 1162 days (3 years, 2 months, 5 days)

11. Benazir Bhutto

Tenure: 2nd December, 1988 - 6th August, 1990
Political party: Pakistan People's Party
Total duration: 612 days (1 year, 8 months, 4 days)

12. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (caretaker)

Tenure: 6th August, 1990 - 6th November, 1990
Political party: None
Total duration: 92 days (3 months)

13. Nawaz Sharif

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Tenure: 6th November, 1990 - 18th April, 1993
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Total duration: 863 days (2 years, 5 months, 12 days)

14. Balakh Sher Mazari (caretaker)

Tenure: 18th April, 1993 - 26th May, 1993
Political party: None
Total duration: 38 days (1 month, 8 days)

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15. Nawaz Sharif

Tenure: 26th May, 1993 - 18th July, 1993
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Total duration: 53 days (1 month, 22 days)

16. Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (caretaker)

Tenure: 18th July, 1993 - 19th October, 1993
Political party: None
Total duration: 93 days (3 months, 1 day)

17. Benazir Bhutto

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Tenure: 19th October, 1993 - 5th November, 1996
Political party: Pakistan People's Party
Total duration: 1113 days (3 years, 17 days)

18. Malik Meraj Khalid (caretaker)

Tenure: 5th November, 1996 - 17th February, 1997
Political party: None
Total duration: 104 days (3 months, 12 days)

19. Nawaz Sharif

Tenure: 17th February, 1997 - 12th October, 1999
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Total duration: 965 days (2 years, 7 months, 25 days)

20. Zafarullah Khan Jamali

Tenure: 23st November, 2002 - 26th June, 2004
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Total duration: 580 days (1 year, 7 months, 3 days)

21. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain

Tenure: 30th June, 2004 - 26th August, 2004
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Total duration: 57 days (1 month, 27 days)

22. Shaukat Aziz

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Tenure: 28th August, 2004 - 15th November, 2007
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Total duration: 1175 days (3 years, 2 months, 18 days)

23. Muhammad Mian Soomro (caretaker)

Tenure: 16th November, 2007 - 24th March, 2008
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Total duration: 130 days (4 months, 8 days)

24. Yousaf Raza Gillani

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Tenure: 25th March, 2008 - 19th June, 2012
Political party: Pakistan People's Party
Total duration: 1547 days (4 years, 2 months, 25 days)

25. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Tenure: 22nd June, 2012 - 24th March, 2013
Political party: Pakistan People's Party
Total duration: 275 days (9 months, 2 days)

26. Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Caretaker)

Tenure: 25th March, 2013 - 5th June, 2013
Political party: None
Total duration: 72 days (2 months, 11 days)

27. Nawaz Sharif

Tenure: 5th June, 2013 - 28th July, 2017
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Total working days: 1514 days (4 years, 1 month, 23 days)

28. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Caretaker)

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Tenure: Appointed for 50 days from 1st August 2017
Political party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Note: Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, but till he is not inducted at post, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been appointed at caretaker Prime Minister.

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