Famous Pakistani Leaders

Often blanched by political instability, turbulent history and continuous hostility and conflicts with India, Pakistan has more to itself than what the world sees. The country is home to world’s largest mosque, tallest cliff, unlimited natural resources, greatest irrigation system and biggest mountain face. That apart, topographically, it boasts of rich cultural heritage and fascinating natural beauty. Ever since its independence, Pakistan has been suffering from political instability but in such extreme circumstances, there have been leaders who have helped Pakistan become one amongst the developing nations of the world. And any discussion regarding Pakistani leader cannot start without the mention of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Some other eminent Pakistani leaders who helped the country gain prominence in the world platform include Liaqat Ali Khan, Khawaja Nazimuddin, Ayub Khan, Asif Ali Zardari, Pervez Musharraf, Benazir Bhutto or current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. At various junctures, these Pakistani leaders helped the country not just surface from its problems but steep high up, politically, socially, economically and militarily. Also, it was under the leadership of these elite leaders that Pakistan became a strong nation and developed close international ties with leading countries of the world. Know more about the life and works of famous Pakistani leaders with this section.

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 1 Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto
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Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Pakistan's prime minister in two separate terms and became the first woman in a Muslim majority nation to lead a democratic government. She was assassinated, at the age of 54, and after her death has been revered by many as an icon for women's rights.

 2 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Famous As: Founder of Pakistan
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: September 11, 1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s Father of the Nation, was an All-India Muslim League leader who led to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Educated in England, Jinnah was a barrister and had worked at the Bombay High Court. He had helped pass the 1916 Lucknow Pact, too.
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 3 Imran Khan

Imran Khan
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Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani

The current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

 4 Abdul Sattar Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: January 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: July 8, 2016

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani ascetic, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is credited with founding the Edhi Foundation, which operates a volunteer ambulance network as well as several animal shelters, orphanages, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation centres across Pakistan. He was often nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize during his lifetime.

 5 Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: December 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Pakistani entrepreneur-turned-politician Nawaz Sharif became the longest-tenured prime minister of Pakistan. His steel construction business made him one of the richest men in the country. He was ousted by a military coup in 1999. He was imprisoned for a plane hijacking case and later dragged into the Panama Papers case.

 6 Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan
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Famous As: First Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: October 17, 1951
Born to a landowner, Liaquat Ali Khan received an elite education at Oxford. The lawyer-turned-politician was Pakistan’s first prime minister. The place where he was assassinated by an Afghan, the Company Bagh, was later renamed Liaquat Bagh, and years later, witnessed the assassination of prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
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 7 Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani
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 8 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani

 9 Yahya Khan

Yahya Khan
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Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: February 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: August 10, 1980

A descendant of Persian ruler Nāder Shah, Yahya Khan started his career as a military man during World War II. At 34, following his participation in Pakistan’s war against India over Kashmir, he became Pakistan’s youngest brigadier general. He took over as the president in 1969 and imposed martial law.

 10 Mamnoon Hussain

Mamnoon Hussain
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Famous As: Politician, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani

 11 Israr Ahmed

Israr Ahmed
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: April 14, 2010

 12 Fatima Jinnah

Fatima Jinnah
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Famous As: Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Birthdate: July 31, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: July 8, 1967

Fatima Jinnah was a Pakistani politician, stateswoman, and dental surgeon. She was the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Fatima worked closely with her elder brother, who often sought the advice of his sister. Fatima Jinnah is also credited with co-founding the All Pakistan Women's Association, which aims at promoting the welfare of Pakistani women. 

 13 Ayub Khan

Ayub Khan
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Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: May 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: April 19, 1974

 14 Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani

 15 Iskander Mirza

Iskander Mirza
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Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: November 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: November 15, 1969

Iskander Mirza was a Pakistani civil servant and general who served as the first president of Pakistan. Mirza played an important role in the newly-created Pakistan in 1974. After the Partition of India, Mirza served as the first Defence Secretary and oversaw the military efforts during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948.

 16 Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif

Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif
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Famous As: Pakistani Politician
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Nationality: Pakistani

 17 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: September 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 5, 1963

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was a Pakistani statesman who served as the fifth prime minister of Pakistan from 1956 to 1957. A lawyer by profession, Suhrawardy played an important role in the Indian independence movement before the partition of India. Suhrawardy's influential role in the 1946 Calcutta Killings made him extremely unpopular in West Bengal, India. 

 18 Murtaza Bhutto

Murtaza Bhutto
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: September 20, 1996

 19 Yousaf Raza Gillani

Yousaf Raza Gillani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani

 20 Akbar Bugti

Akbar Bugti
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: August 26, 2006

 21 Choudhry Rahmat Ali

Choudhry Rahmat Ali
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 16, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: February 3, 1951

 22 Aamir Liaquat Hussain

Aamir Liaquat Hussain
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Birthdate: July 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani

 23 Tikka Khan

Tikka Khan
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Birthdate: July 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: March 28, 2002

 24 Malik Ghulam Muhammad

Malik Ghulam Muhammad
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Famous As: Financier, Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: September 12, 1956

 25 Khawaja Nazimuddin

Khawaja Nazimuddin
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: July 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: October 22, 1964

The second governor-general and the second prime minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Nazimuddin had a short tenure due to his ineffective handling of the tense situation in his country. Born in Dacca, he had an elite education at Cambridge and was a qualified lawyer. He was also knighted by the British.

 26 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
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Famous As: Political and Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: January 20, 1988

 27 Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi

Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi
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Famous As: military personnel
Birthdate: 1915 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: February 1, 2004

 28 Ishaq Dar

Ishaq Dar
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Famous As: Economist, Financier, Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani

 29 Jogendra Nath Mandal

Jogendra Nath Mandal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: October 5, 1968

 30 Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Pakistani

 31 Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad

Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad
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Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani

 32 Shaukat Aziz

Shaukat Aziz
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: March 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Pakistani

 33 Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
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Famous As: Politician, Terrorist
Birthdate: March 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Pakistani

 34 Ghulam Ishaq Khan

Ghulam Ishaq Khan
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Famous As: Politician, Financier
Birthdate: January 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: October 27, 2006

 35 Ghulam Mustafa Khar

Ghulam Mustafa Khar
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: 1937 AD
Nationality: Pakistani

 36 Altaf Hussain

Altaf Hussain
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Pakistani

 37 Shahnawaz Bhutto

Shahnawaz Bhutto
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: July 18, 1985

 38 Shah Nawaz Bhutto

Shah Nawaz Bhutto
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: 1957 AD

 39 Muhammad Mian Soomro

Muhammad Mian Soomro
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Famous As: politician,Prime Minister
Birthdate: August 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Pakistani

 40 Khawaja Muhammad Asif

Khawaja Muhammad Asif
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Famous As: Politician, Banker
Birthdate: August 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Pakistani

 41 Muhammad Zafarullah Khan

Muhammad Zafarullah Khan
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: February 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: September 1, 1985

 42 Farooq Leghari

Farooq Leghari
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician
Birthdate: May 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: October 20, 2010

 43 Muhammad Rafiq Tarar

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani

 44 Muhammad Ali Bogra

Muhammad Ali Bogra
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: July 15, 1963

Muhammad Ali Bogra was a diplomat, politician, and statesman. He served as the prime minister of Pakistan from 1953 to 1955, during which he worked towards strengthening the bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan. He also aimed at achieving peace with India by strengthening the military. Later in his career, he served as the foreign minister of Pakistan.

 45 Marvi Memon

Marvi Memon
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: August 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Pakistani

 46 Syed Mustafa Kamal

Syed Mustafa Kamal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani

 47 Mufti Muhammad Naeem

Mufti Muhammad Naeem
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Famous As: Islamic scholar
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: June 20, 2020

 48 Baitullah Mehsud

Baitullah Mehsud
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: August 5, 2009

 49 Wasim Sajjad

Wasim Sajjad
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Pakistani

 50 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry

Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
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Famous As: President, Political
Birthdate: January 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: June 2, 1982