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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Imran Khan
(22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Imran Khan
57
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Imran Khan is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan who was in office from 2018 to 2022. He 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.

Benazir Bhutto
26
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi
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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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
(Prime Minister of Pakistan (1973-77))

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
15
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Larkana, Pakistan
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.

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Liaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Liaquat Ali Khan
7
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
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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Nawaz Sharif
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Nawaz Sharif
99
Birthdate: December 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore
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.

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Khawaja Nazimuddin
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Khawaja Nazimuddin
9
Birthdate: July 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka
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.

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
9
Birthdate: September 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Midnapore, Bengal, British India
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. 

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Yousaf Raza Gillani
34
Birthdate: July 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

Yousaf Raza Gillani is a Pakistani politician who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2008 to 2012. One of the most controversial leaders in Pakistan, Yousaf Raza Gillani was stripped of his position as the Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2012. His government was accused of corruption among other charges.

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Muhammad Ali Bogra
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Muhammad Ali Bogra
9
Birthdate: October 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bogra
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.

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Shaukat Aziz
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Shaukat Aziz
13
Birthdate: March 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi

Shaukat Aziz is a Pakistani politician, former banker, and financier. He served as the 17th prime minister of Pakistan and was in the office August 2004 to November 2007. He was also the finance minister from 1999 to 2007.  His tenure brought about political stability and economic progress in Pakistan. He also oversaw the expansion of military reforms and police reforms. 

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Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
(Prime Minister)

Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
8
Birthdate: July 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jalandhar, India
Died: December 2, 1980

Chaudhry Muhammad Ali was a Pakistani politician who served as the fourth prime minister of Pakistan from August 1955 to September 1956. After completing his education at Punjab University, he began an academic career. Born in British India, he moved to Pakistan during the partition and entered Pakistani politics. His son, Khalid Anwer, is a well-known lawyer and jurist.