Governor of Punjab, Pakistan

The Governor of Punjab is the appointed head of state of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister Punjab and Chief Secretary Punjab.

Governor of Punjab
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Incumbent
Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman

since 30 May 2022
StyleThe Honorable (formal)
ResidenceGovernor's House
SeatLahore
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation15 August 1947
First holderSir Francis Mudie
Websitegovernorhouse.punjab.gov.pk

However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958–1972 and 1977–1985, and governor rules of 1999–2002. In the case of Punjab, there was direct governor rule in 1949–1951, when the provincial chief minister of that time was removed and assemblies dissolved.

List of governorsEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Party Background
West Punjab
1 Sir Francis Mudie 15 August
1947
2 August
1949
1 year, 352 days
2 Abdur Rab Nishtar 2 August
1949
24 November
1951
4 years, 114 days
3 I. I. Chundrigar   24 November
1951
May
1953
1 year, 182 days
4 Mian Aminuddin 2 May
1953
24 June
1954
1 year, 53 days
5 Habib Rahimtoola 24 June
1954
26 November
1954
155 days
6 Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani   26 November
1954
14 October
1955
322 days

Governors of West PakistanEdit

N Governor of West Pakistan[1] Portrait Tenure Party Background Form of Government
(6) Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani 14 October 1955 – 27 August 1957 Muslim League Democratic government
7 Akhter Husain September 1957 – 12 April 1960 Independent Military government
8 Amir Mohammad Khan 12 April 1960 – 18 September 1966 Muslim League Military government / Civilian authority
9 General (retired) Muhammad Musa 18 September 1966 – 20 March 1969 Independent Civilian Authority
10 Yusuf Haroon 20 March 1969 – 25 March 1969 Civilian Government Civilian Authority
N Martial Law Administrator Tenure Term Type of Government Service in effect
11 Lieutenant-General Attiqur Rahman (first term) 25 March 1969 – 29 August 1969 Military Government Pakistan Army
12 Lieutenant-General Tikka Khan 29 August 1969 – 1 September 1969 Military Government Pakistan Army
13 Air Marshal Nur Khan 1 September 1969 – 1 February 1970 Military Government Pakistan Air Force
(11) Lieutenant-General Attiqur Rahman (second term) 1 February 1970 – 1 July 1970 Military Government Pakistan Army

Punjab ProvinceEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Party Background
Punjab Province
14 Attiqur Rahman 1 July
1970
23 December
1971
15 Ghulam Mustafa Khar 23 December
1971
12 November
1973
16 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi 12 November
1973
14 March
1975
17 Ghulam Mustafa Khar 14 March
1975
31 July
1975
18 Mohammad Abbas Abbasi   31 July
1975
5 July
1977
19 Aslam Riaz Hussain 5 July
1977
18 September
1978
20 Sawar Khan 18 September
1978
1 May
1980
21 Ghulam Jilani Khan 1 May
1980
30 December
1985
22 Sajjad Hussain Qureshi 30 December
1985
9 December
1988
23 Tikka Khan   9 December
1988
06 August
1990
24 Mian Muhammad Azhar 6 August
1990
25 April
1993
25 Chaudhary Altaf Hussain 25 April
1993
19 July
1993
26 Iqbal Khan 19 July
1993
26 March
1994
27 Chaudhary Altaf Hussain 26 March
1994
22 May
1995
28 Muhammad Ilyas 22 May
1995
19 June
1995
29 Raja Saroop Khan 19 June
1995
6 November
1996
30 Khalilur Rehman 6 November
1996
11 November
1996
31 Khawaja Tariq Rahim 11 November
1996
11 March
1997
32 Shahid Hamid 11 March
1997
18 August
1999
33 Zulfiqar Ali Khosa 12 August
1999
25 October
1999
34 Muhammad Safdar 25 October
1999
29 October
2001
35 Khalid Maqbool 29 October
2001
16 May
2008
36 Salmaan Taseer*   17 May
2008
4 January
2011
37 Rana Muhammad Iqbal 4 January
2011
13 January
2011
38 Latif Khosa   13 January
2011
2 January
2013
39 Syed Ahmed Mahmud 3 January
2013
13 May
2013
40 Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar   2 August
2013
29 January
2015
41 Rana Muhammad Iqbal 29 January
2015
7 May
2015
42 Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana 7 May
2015
18 August
2018
43 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi 18 August
2018
5 September
2018
44 Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar   5 September
2018
3 April
2022
45 Omar Sarfraz Cheema 3 April
2022
30 May
2022
46 Baligh Ur Rehman 30 May
2022
30 May

2022

47 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi 30 May

2022

30 May

2022

48 Baligh Ur Rehman 30 May

2022

Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ben Cahoon, WorldStatesmen.org. "Pakistan Provinces". Retrieved 3 October 2007.