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Pakistan’s incomplete saga

Published: 07th April 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2013 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

By ENS

As the first government to complete its full term in power bows out, a look at the long list of premiers who have ruled the nation since Independence

Liaquat Ali Khan (Muslim League)

14 August 1947 – 16 October 1951

Assassinated

Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin (Muslim League)

17 October 1951 – 17 April 1953

Government dissolved by Governor General Ghulam Muhammad

Muhammad Ali Bogra (Muslim League)

17 April 1953 – 12 August 1955

Government dismissed by Iskander Mirza, the then-governor general.

Chaudhry Muhammad Ali (Muslim League)

12 August 1955 – 12 September 1956

Resigned due to conflicts with the governor general.

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (Awami League)

12 September 1956 – 17 October 1957

Resigned due to differences with Mirza.

Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar (Muslim League)

17 October 1957 – 16 December 1957

Resigned

Sir Feroz Khan Noon (Republican Party)

16 December 1957 – 7 October 1958

Dismissed after President Iskander Mirza imposed martial law

Nurul Amin (Pakistan Muslim League)

7 December 1971 – 20 December 1971

Zulfikar  Bhutto took over as civilian Chief Marshal Law Administrator

 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Pakistan Peoples Party)

14 August 1973 – 5 July 1977

Overthrown by Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1977.

Muhammad Khan Junejo

(Independent; Pakistan Muslim League)

24 March 1985 – 29 May 1988

Dismissed by the President.

Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan Peoples Party)

2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990

Government dismissed by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (None)

6 August 1990 – 6 November 1990

Caretaker Prime Minister.

Nawaz Sharif

(Pakistan Muslim League (N),

 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad *changed later)

6 November 1990 – 18 April 1993

Dismissed by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, but reinstated by SC

Balakh Sher Mazari (None)

18 April 1993 – 26 May 1993

Caretaker Prime Minister. His term ended when Sharif returned.

Nawaz sharif: (Pakistan Muslim

League (N))  26 May 1993 – 18 July 1993

Resigned

Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (Independent)

18 July 1993 – 19 October 1993

Caretaker Prime Minister.

Benazir’s Second Term: (Pakistan Peoples Party)

19 October 1993 – 5 November 1996

Government dismissed by President Farooq Leghari.

Malik Meraj Khalid (Independent)

5 November 1996 – 17 February 1997

Caretaker Prime Minister

Nawaz  sharif  (Pakistan Muslim League (N)

17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999

Government deposed by General Pervez Musharraf in October 1999.

Zafarullah Khan Jamali  (Pakistan Muslim League-Q)

21 November 2002 – 26 June 2004

Resigned.

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain  (Pakistan Muslim League-Q)

30 June 2004 – 20 August 2004

Stepped down to support Shaukat Aziz for office of Prime Minister.

Shaukat Aziz (Pakistan Muslim League-Q)

20 August 2004 – 16 November 2007

Completed his term.

 

Muhammad Mian Soomro (Pakistan Muslim League-Q)

16 November 2007 – 25 March 2008

Caretaker PM.

 

Yousaf Raza Gillani (Pakistan Peoples Party)

25 March 2008 – 19 June 2012

Disqualified by Supreme Court for contempt of court.

 

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (PPP)

22 June 2012- 25 March 2013.  Completed term

 

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso - INCUMBENT (Independent)

25 March 2013- till present

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