Pakistan Prime Ministers: Since Pakistan gained independence on August 14, 1947, not a single Prime Minister has served his full five-year term. Liaquat Ali Khan served as Pakistan’s Prime Minister for the most extended period. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Pakistan’s Prime Ministers and their terms in office, so you can see who’s held the position the longest.
Liaquat Ali Khan
Pakistan Prime Ministers: On Jinnah’s advice, the first prime minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, was nominated by Governor-General Muhammad Ali Jinnah on August 14, 1947. In 1951, Khan was assassinated. Pakistan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, has been in office since 1988.
Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin
Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first PM, was assassinated, and Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin was named his successor. After his government was disbanded in 1953 by then-Gov.-Gen. Malik Ghulam Muhammad resigned his position.
Mohammad Ali Bogra
As Pakistan’s third prime minister, Mohammad Ali Bogra was sworn into office. His ministry was dissolved by the Governor-General in 1955 after the legislative elections of 1954, after which he had established the Ministry of Talent.
Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Pakistan’s fourth Prime Minister, Chaudhary Muhammad Ali, served under his leadership. His resignation in September 1956 was due to a rift within the coalition government, which forced him to withdraw from his position.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Pakistan’s fifth Prime Minister, stepped down after losing the support of his party and coalition allies.
Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar
His term as Prime Minister of Pakistan is the second shortest in Pakistan’s history. A vote of no confidence led by most of the opposition party’s voters removed him from office.
Sir Feroze Khan Noon
Noon was dismissed as Prime Minister of Pakistan after his party’s President Iskander Mirza imposed martial law in 1958 to extend his time of office.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nurul Amin, has served the shortest time. Under the Yahya administration, he was given the position. Also, he was Pakistan’s first and only Vice President, serving from 1970 to 1972, and he led Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
The country’s ninth Prime Minister assumed the PM role after resigning as President. After the re-promulgation of Pakistan’s Constitution, he was appointed as the country’s parliament’s speaker. In 1977, Bhutto authorized Army Chief General Zia to execute martial law in Pakistan, and the government drove him as a result.
Muhammad Khan Junejo
Muhammad Khan Juenjo became Pakistan’s ninth Prime Minister in 1985 after winning an election free of party affiliation. While in office, he worked for the Pakistan Muslim League. As a result of Constitutional Amendment No. 8, Junejo was forced to resign by the President of Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan’s first female prime minister. She was sworn in as Pakistan’s eleventh Prime Minister.
In November 1990, Nawaz Sharif was chosen as Pakistan’s 12th prime minister. In April 1993, President Ghulam Ishaq disbanded his cabinet, but the Supreme Court of Pakistan eventually reinstated it. In July 1993, he resigned after a deal was struck to remove the President.
Benazir Bhutto was re-elected as the Pakistan Prime Minister in 1993. In 1995, she escaped an attempted coup. In November 1996, President Farooq Leghari dissolved her government.
Nawaz Sharif became Pakistan’s Prime Minister in February 1997 after winning a landslide vote across the country. In October 1999, General Pervez Musharraf implemented Martial Law and deposed him from power.
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
In November 2002, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was elected as Pakistan’s sixteenth prime minister. General Pervez Musharraf’s foreign and economic initiatives were carried out, although he resigned in June 2004.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Only 50 days later, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was sworn in as Prime Minister.
Shaukat Aziz became Pakistan’s Prime Minister in August 2004 and served until the end of the country’s current legislative term in 2007. He was the first Prime Minister to step down at the end of a legislative period.
Yousef Raza Gillani
In March 2008, Yousaf Raza Gillani was elected Prime Minister. As a result of his contempt of court behavior, the Supreme Court ruled him ineligible in April 2012.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf became Pakistan’s nineteenth Prime Minister when Yousaf Raza Gillani was removed from office for contempt of court.
Most Pakistanis elected Nawaz Sharif to a third non-consecutive term as prime minister. The Supreme Court of Pakistan ousted him because of the Panama Papers Case.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was elected as Pakistan’s twenty-first prime minister following the impeachment of Nawaz Sharif. On May 31, 2018, the National Assembly was dissolved, and a caretaker administration was put in place until the country’s national elections.
Imran Khan, was elected as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister by his party and a coalition of other parties following the country’s 2018 general elections. After losing the no-trust vote, he was forced to resign. No Pakistani prime minister has ever faced a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly.
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif : Pakistan Prime Ministers
Pakistan Prime Ministers: After a no-confidence vote successfully ousted Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif took over as the country’s 23rd Prime Minister.
|Name||Took office||Left office||Political party (Alliance)|
|Liaquat Ali Khan||14 August 1947||16 October 1951||Muslim League|
|Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin||17 October 1951||17 April 1953||Muslim League|
|Mohammad Ali Bogra||17 April 1953||12 August 1955||Muslim League|
|Chaudhry Mohammad Ali||12 August 1955||12 September 1956||Muslim League|
|Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy||12 September 1956||17 October 1957||Awami League|
|Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar||17 October 1957||16 December 1957||Muslim League|
|Sir Feroze Khan Noon||16 December 1957||7 October 1958||Republican Party|
|Nurul Amin||7 December 1971||20 December 1971||Pakistan Muslim League|
|Zulfikar Ali Bhutto||14 August 1973||5 July 1977||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Muhammad Khan Junejo||24 March 1985||29 May 1988||Independent|
|Benazir Bhutto||2 December 1988||6 August 1990||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Nawaz Sharif||6 November 1990||18 July 1993||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Benazir Bhutto||19 October 1993||5 November 1996||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Nawaz Sharif||17 February 1997||12 October 1999||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali||23 November 2002||26 June 2004||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain||30 June 2004||26 August 2004||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|Shaukat Aziz||28 August 2004||15 November 2007||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|Yousaf Raza Gillani||25 March 2008||19 June 2012||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Raja Pervaiz Ashraf||22 June 2012||24 March 2013||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Nawaz Sharif||5 June 2013||28 July 2017||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Shahid Khaqan Abbasi||1 August 2017||31 May 2018||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Imran Khan||18 August 2018||10 April 2022||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif||11 April 2022||Incumbent||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|