Famous Pakistani Prime Ministers

Though Pakistan may have faced great political turmoil in its more than 60 years of existence, one cannot deny that it has had numerous prime ministers who have risen above the notorious clan and done much for their country. It is to these prime ministers of Pakistan that we dedicate this section. Even since its independence from India in 1947, Pakistan has followed a democratic parliamentary federal republic, wherein the President of the country serves as the head of the state while the Prime Minister is the head of the government. The executive powers of running the country lie with the Prime Minister while the President has a largely ceremonial role. Following its independence, Liaquat Ali Khan served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was extremely influential but faced extreme political unrest internally in his 1542 days in power. Till date, he remains as the longest serving Pakistani Prime Minister closely followed by the current Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif is currently serving his third non-consecutive term as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In doing so, he has created history by becoming the only Pakistani prime minister to be elected thrice. Other than men, women too made their presence felt in Pakistan politics. Benazir Bhutto was the first woman in Pakistan to be elected as the Prime Minister of the country. She headed the country twice, in 1988 and later in 1993. Check this segment and know out more about Pakistani Prime Ministers.

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 1 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.

 2 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.

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 3 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.

 4 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
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Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: April 4, 1979

Pakistani barrister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto served as the prime minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977. He had also been the president of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He founded and chaired the Pakistan People's Party. His reign witnessed the formation of Bangladesh and the signing of the Simla Agreement.

 5 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.

 6 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. 

 7 Yousaf Raza Gillani

Yousaf Raza Gillani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani
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 8 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.

 9 Shaukat Aziz

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

 10 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.

 11 Chaudhry Muhammad Ali

Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: July 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 2, 1980