Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan

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For the Chief Ministers of Indian Punjab, see List of Chief Ministers of Punjab (India).

The Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) is elected by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab to serve as the head of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan. The current Chief Minister is Qazi Hassan Zia, who became the Chief Minister of Punjab as being restored after Governor's rule starting from February 25, 2009 to March 30, 2009. Qazi Hassan Zia took the office on March 30, 2009. He was elected before as the Chief Minister of Punjab by the Provincial Assembly but later on was removed from the office due to court decisions and Governor Rule was imposed. The new decision of the court on March 30, 2009 restored Qazi Hassan Zia. Governor rule was lifted one day before by President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari. Award winning journalist and media personality Najam Sethi was appointed caretaker Chief Minister Punjab on 26 March 2013 after Shahbaz Sharif completed his 5 years term in office.

List of Chief Ministers of Punjab[edit]

Name of Chief Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party/Notes
Iftikhar Hussain Khan August 15, 1947 January 25, 1949 Muslim League
Governor's rule January 25, 1949 April 5, 1951
Mian Mumtaz Daultana April 15, 1951 April 3, 1953 Muslim League
Feroz Khan Noon April 3, 1953 May 21, 1955 Muslim League
Abdul Hamid Khan Dasti May 21, 1955 October 14, 1955 Muslim League
Part of West Pakistan province October 14, 1955 June 30, 1970
Martial law July 1, 1970 May 2, 1972
Malik Meraj Khalid May 2, 1972 November 12, 1973 Pakistan Peoples Party
Ghulam Mustafa Khar November 12, 1973 March 15, 1974 Pakistan Peoples Party
Hanif Ramay March 15, 1974 July 15, 1975 Pakistan Peoples Party
Sadiq Hussain Qureshi July 15, 1975 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
Martial law July 5, 1977 April 9, 1985
Nawaz Sharif April 9, 1985 August 6, 1990 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Ghulam Haider Wyne August 6, 1990 April 25, 1993 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Manzoor Wattoo (1st time) April 25, 1993 July 19, 1993 Pakistan Muslim League (J)
Manzoor Elahi (caretaker) July 19, 1993 October 20, 1993
Manzoor Wattoo (2nd time) October 20, 1993 September 13, 1995 Pakistan Muslim League (J)
Sardar Arif Nakai September 13, 1995 November 3, 1996 Pakistan Muslim League (J)
Manzoor Wattoo (3rd time) November 3, 1996 November 16, 1996 Pakistan Muslim League (J)
Mian Muhammad Afzal Hayat (caretaker) November 16, 1996 February 20, 1997
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif (1st time) February 20, 1997 October 12, 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Governor's rule October 11, 1999 November 29, 2002
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi November 29, 2002 November 18, 2007 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Shiekh Ejaz Nisar (caretaker) November 19, 2007 April 11, 2008
Dost Muhammad Khosa April 12, 2008 June 8, 2008 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Shahbaz Sharif (2nd time) June 8, 2008 February 25, 2009 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Governor's rule February 25, 2009 March 30, 2009
Shahbaz Sharif (2nd time) March 30, 2009 March 26, 2013 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Najam Sethi (Caretaker) March 27, 2013 June 7, 2013
Shahbaz Sharif (3rd time) June 8, 2013 Incumbent Pakistan Muslim League (N)

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