Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party

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Central Executive Committee
سنٹرل ایگزیکٹو كميٹي
Central Executive Committee
Coat of arms or logo
Principal Officer(s)
Executive Officer(s)
Presidium Officer(s)
General-Secretaries of the Peoples Party
Seats Varied
Meeting place
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The People's Secretariat at the Parliament House, Islamabad
official site

The Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party of Pakistan (Urdu: سنٹرل ایگزیکٹو كميٹى; otherwise known as Core Committee,[1] is an apex and De jure supreme governing authority of Pakistan Peoples Party— a centre-left and democratic socialist political party.[2] The central committee directed and supervised all party policies and government activities (if only in power) at central government and provisional level.[3] Its executive officer consists of chairman (as well co-chairman at present) and numbers of presidents, vice-presidents, and vice-chairmen.[4] The central committee may appoints many of the most powerful people in the country, including general-secretaries, presidents, vice-presidents of the party.[4]

In party's hierarchy, the central executive committee is the highest and powerful governing authority and it has final jurisdiction over all the party decision. During the times of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, it acted as the highest party authority and had control over the enforcement of all economic, scientific, industrial, public and social policies in the country. During the 1980s, it served as the ground base and the ideological headquarter of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) to take down the anti-Soviet and far-right US-baked military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq.[5] The number of its members are vary and the central executive committee does not have any limitations as it goes to the membership of the party. The central committee coordinates activities between Federal Councils and Provisional Presidium and Secretariat Generals at the provisional levels.[4] It is the highest organ of Party's structural leadership and plays a minor role in government policy formations and enforcement. The central executive committee is currently headquartered in the People's Secretariat at the Parliament House where executive and finals decisions are made and enforced as party's policy. However, when party is in the opposition, it usually headquartered in 70 Clifton in Karachi where the party leadership usually gathered and meet there for its strategies for the coming elections.

The Secretariat-General of the Central Executive Committee[edit]

The Secretariat-General of the Central Executive Committee is currently headquartered in the People's Secretariat at the Parliament where the key decisions are made by the vice-chairmen and co-chairman. The central executive committee (CEC) is chaired and directed by an elected and designated chairman (or either co-chairman) who convened all the party meeting at higher level, usually chairman's decision is considered final decision.[6] As of current contemporary situation, President Asif Ali Zardari is the serving co-chairman and currently assisted by three appointed vice-chairmen, eight provisional presidents and eight secretariat-generals of the party, all of them are appointed by the co-chairman.[6]

Leadership structure of Pakistan Peoples Party
Order Office holder Term started Term ended
1 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto November 30, 1967 April 4, 1979
2 Nusrat Bhutto April 4, 1979 January 10, 1984
3 Benazir Bhutto January 10, 1984 December 27, 2007
4 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari December 27, 2007 Incumbent
Order Office holders Government assignment Major office bearers
1 Yousaf Raza Gillani None Vice-Chairman
2 Ameen Faheem Minister of Commerce and Agriculture Vice-Chairman
Order Office holders Government assignment Provinces
1 Imtiazh Warriach Minister of Communications President, Punjab Province and Ex officio member
2 Samina Khalid Ghurki Minister of Environment, Minorities, and Human Rights President (Lahore Division),
3 Sardar Ali Khan None President, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province and Ex officio member
4 Syed Kaim Ali Shah Chief Minister of Sindh President, Sindh Province and Ex officio member
5 Aslam Raisani Chief Minister of Balochistan President, Balochistan Province
6 Chaudhry Abdul Majid Prime Minister Azad Kashmir President, Azad Kashmir
7 Syed Mehdie Shah Chief Minister of Gilgit-Biltistan President, Gilgit-Baltistan
8 Abdul Qadir Patel None President, Karachi Division and Ex officio member
9 Irfana Jalal Naqvi None President, Peshawar City (Ladies Wing)
Order Office holders Secretariat-Generals Member of Parliament
1 Jahangir Badar Secretary-General of Pakistan Peoples Party Pakistan Senator for Senate Secretariat
2 Raza Rabbani Deputy Secretary-General of Pakistan Peoples Party Pakistan Senator for Senate Secretariat
3 Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Secretary-General of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Prime Minister of Pakistan
4 Qamar Zaman Kaira Secretary-General for Directorate of Information and Mass Media Minister of Information and Broadcasting
5 Haider Zaman Qureshi Deputy Secretary-General of Information Member of National Assembly of Pakistan
6 Rukhsana Bangash Secretary-General of Directorate for Finance None
7 Bux Chandio Secretary-General of directorate for legal services None
8 Khalid Ahmed Kharral Secretary General for Directorate of Federal Council None
The Directorate-General for the Central Executive Members Council of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)


  1. ^ DAWN.COM (2 April 2012). "President summons core committee meeting over Karachi". Dawn News. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Party Structure". PPP Secretariat. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Central Executive Committee (CEC) banneds Abidi’s entry into Presidency". Pakistan Observers. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c PPP. "Central Executive Committee (CEC)". CEC Structure. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Sarfaraz Memon (October 27, 2011). "Mourning Begum Nusrat Bhutto: PPP Central Executive Committee pays homage". Tribune Express. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Staff. "President convene PPP central committee meeting". Ajj TV. Retrieved 8 August 2012.