Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan)

The Chief Minister of Punjab (Urdu: وزیر اعلیٰ پنجاب; Wazīr-e Aʿlá Panjāb) is the head of government of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The chief minister leads the legislative branch of the provincial government, and is selected by the Pakistan army for Provincial Assembly. Given that they have the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits. Maryam Nawaz Sharif is the current elected Chief Minister of Punjab who won her seat in the 2024 general elections. She is the first ever female Chief Minister of the province of Punjab.

Chief Minister of Punjab
Seal of Punjab
Incumbent
Maryam Nawaz Sharif
since Feb 26, 2024
Government of Punjab
StyleHer Excellency
AbbreviationCM
Member of
Reports to
ResidenceChief Minister House, Lahore
SeatLahore
AppointerProvincial Assembly of Punjab
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Inaugural holderNawab Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot
Formation5 April 1947; 77 years ago (1947-04-05)
DeputySenior Minister of Punjab
Websitecm.punjab.gov.pk

The office of Chief Minister is located in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province and is known as the CM Secretariat.[1]

List of chief ministers of Punjab edit

  Muslim League
  Pakistan Peoples Party
  Pakistan Muslim League (N)/Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
  Pakistan Muslim League (J)
  Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
  Caretaker

Trustee

N Name Portrait Party Term of office Ref
1 Iftikhar Hussain Khan   MLP 15 August
1947
25 January
1949
1 year, 163 days [2]
Governor's rule
25 January 1949 — 5 April 1951
2 Mian Mumtaz Daultana MLP 15 April
1951
3 April
1953
1 year, 353 days [3]
3 Feroz Khan Noon   3 April
1953
21 May
1955
2 years, 48 days [4][5]
4 Abdul Hamid Dasti   21 May
1955
14 October
1955
146 days [6]
Post Abolished(14 October 1955 — 30 June 1970)
Martial Law
1 July 1970 — 2 May 1972
5 Malik Meraj Khalid PPP 2 May
1972
12 November
1973
1 year, 194 days [7]
6 Ghulam Mustafa Khar 12 November
1973
15 March
1974
123 days [8]
7 Muhammad Hanif Ramay 15 March
1974
15 July
1975
1 year, 122 days [9]
8 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi 15 July
1975
5 July
1977
1 year, 355 days [10]
Martial law
5 July 1977 — 9 April 1985
9 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif   IJI 9 April
1985
6 August
1990
5 years, 119 days [11]
10 Ghulam Haider Wyne   6 August
1990
25 April
1993
2 years, 262 days [12][13]
11 Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo   PML(J) 25 April
1993
18 July
1993
84 days [14][15]
C Sheikh Manzoor Elahi (Caretaker) 18 July
1993
20 October
1993
94 days [16]
12 Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo   PML(J) 20 October
1993
13 September
1995
1 year, 328 days [17]
13 Muhammad Arif Nakai
  13 September
1995
3 November
1996
1 year, 51 days [18]
C Muhammad Afzal Hayat(Caretaker) 16 November
1996
20 February
1997
96 days [19]
14 Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
  PML(N) 20 February
1997
12 October
1999
2 years, 234 days [20]
Governor's rule
12 October 1999 — 23 November 2002
15 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
  PML(Q) 29 November
2002
18 November
2007
4 years, 354 days [21][22]
C Sheikh Ijaz Nisar(Caretaker) 18 November
2007
11 April
2008
145 days [23][24]
C Dost Muhammad Khosa
PML(N) 11 April
2008
8 June
2008
58 days [25][26]
16 Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
  PML(N) 8 June
2008
25 February
2009
262 days [27]
Governor's rule
25 February 2009 — 30 March 2009
16 Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
  PML(N) 30 March
2009
26 March
2013
3 years, 361 days [28]
C Najam Aziz Sethi (Caretaker) 26 March
2013
7 June
2013
73 days [29][30]
17 Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
  PML(N) 7 June
2013
7 June
2018
5 years, 0 days [31][32]
C Hasan Askari Rizvi(Caretaker) 8 June
2018
19 August
2018
72 days [33][34]
18 Usman Khan Buzdar   PTI 20 August
2018
30 April
2022
3 years, 253 days [35]
T Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz   PML(N) 30 April
2022[a]
26 July
2022
87 days [37]
19 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi   PML(Q) 27 July 2022 22 January 2023 179 days [38]
C Mohsin Raza Naqvi (Caretaker) 22 January 2023 26 February 2024 1 year, 104 days [39]
20 Maryam Nawaz Sharif   PML(N) 26 February 2024 Incumbent

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ Trustee from 22 July 2022[36]

References edit

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