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)
Secretaries of the Peoples Party
Presidium Officer(s)
Vice Presidents
Seats Varied
Meeting place
Pakistani parliament house.jpg
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 Islamist 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.

Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party[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 two appointed vice-chairmen, eight provisional presidents and five secretariat generals of the party, all of them are appointed by the co-chairman.[6]

Office Barriers and Presidents of the Central Executive Committee of the 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 Asif Ali Zardari December 27, 2007 March 29, 2013
5 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari December 27, 2007 Incumbent
Vice Chairpersons
Order Office holders Government assignment Major office bearers
1 None None Vice Chairman
Order Office holders Secretaries Member of Parliament
1 Nayyar Hussain Bukhari[7] Secretary General None
2 Haider Zaman Qureshi Finance Secretary None
3 Ch. Manzoor Ahmad Secretary Information None
Order Office holders Government assignment Provinces
1 Qamar Zaman Kaira None President, Central Punjab and Ex officio member
2 Nisar Ahmad Khuhro Provincial Minister of Food and Parliamentary Affairs President, Sindh and Ex officio member
3 Muhammad Humayoon Khan None President, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Ex officio member
4 Haji Ali Madad Jattak None President, Balochistan and Ex officio member
5 Ch. Latif Akbar None President, Azad Kashmir and Ex officio member
6 Amjad Hussain Azar None President, Gilgit-Baltistan and Ex officio member
7 Rai Shah Jehan None President, Lahore Division and Ex officio member
8 Asim Hussain None President, Karachi Division and Ex officio member
Members and Special Invitees of the Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Mir Baz Muhammad Khan Khetran
  • Javaid Ahmed
  • Saifullah Paracha

Azad Kashmir


  • Muhammad Musa

Special Invitees


  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. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Central Executive Committee (CEC) banneds Abidi's entry into Presidency". Pakistan Observers. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c PPP. "Central Executive Committee (CEC)". CEC Structure. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. 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. 
  7. ^ "Party Structure". Pakistan Peoples Party. Retrieved 15 June 2017.