First Ladies and Gentlemen of Pakistan

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First Lady of Pakistan
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Incumbent
Samina Alvi
Bushra Bibi

since 9 September 2018 (Samina)
18 August 2018 (Bushra)
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderNaheed Begum
Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan
FormationMarch 23, 1956
(62 years ago)
 (1956-03-23)

First Ladies and Gentlemen of Pakistan (Urdu: خاتون اول يا مرد اول پاكستان‎) is an unofficial title traditionally given to the wife or husband of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.[1] Samina Alvi, wife of President Arif Alvi, is the First Lady of Pakistan and Bushra Maneka, wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, is the other First Lady of Pakistan. Along with their spouse and children, the First Lady or Gentleman is a member of the First Family of Pakistan.

Consorts, First Ladies and First Gentlemen[edit]

List of Consorts (Monarchs of Pakistan – Position Abolished in 1956)[edit]

No. Portrait Consorts Head of State Period
1 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother portrait.jpg Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon King George VI 15 August 1947 – 6 February 1952
2 Prince Philip March 2015 (cropped).jpg Philip Mountbatten Queen Elizabeth II 6 February 1952 – 23 March 1956

List of First Ladies (Governor Generals of Pakistan – Position Abolished in 1956)[edit]

No. Portrait First Lady Head of State Period
1 'None' Muhammad Ali Jinnah 15 August 1947 – 11 September 1948
2 Image not available Shah Bano Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin 14 September 1948 – 17 October 1951
3 n/a Information Not Available Sir Ghulam Muhammad 17 October 1951 – 7 August 1955
4 Naheed Iskandar Mirza 7 August 1955 – 23 March 1956

List of First Ladies and Gentlemen of Pakistan (Head of State – President of Pakistan)[edit]

no. Portrait First Lady Head of State Period
1 Naheed Begum Iskandar Mirza 23 March 1956 – 27 October 1958
2 Information not available Ayub Khan 27 October 1958 – 25 March 1969
3 Information not available Yahya Khan 25 March 1969 – 20 December 1971
4 Nusrat Bhutto (cropped).jpg Nusrat Bhutto Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 20 December 1971 – 13 August 1973
5 Information not available Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry 14 August 1973 – 16 September 1978
6 Shafiq Jahan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq 16 September 1978 – 17 August 1988
7 Information not available Ghulam Ishaq Khan 17 August 1988 – 18 July 1993
8 Information not available Farooq Leghari 14 November 1993 – 2 December 1997
9 Shamim Akhtar Muhammad Rafiq Tarar 1 January 1998 – 20 June 2001
10 Sehba Musharraf Pervez Musharraf 20 June 2001 – 18 August 2008
11 None Asif Ali Zardari 9 September 2008 – 9 September 2013
12 Begum Mehmooda Hussain Mamnoon Hussain 9 September 2013 – 8 September 2018
13 Samina Alvi Arif Alvi 9 September 2018 – Present

Spouse of the Prime Minister of Pakistan[edit]

No. First Lady/Gentleman Head of the Government Period Ref
1 Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan Liaquat Ali Khan 14 August 1947 – 16 October 1951
2 Viqar un Nisa Noon Feroz Khan Noon 16 December 1957 – 7 October 1958
3 NA Yahya Khan 25 March 1969 – 20 December 1971
4 Nusrat Bhutto Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 20 December 1971 – 5 July 1977 [2][3]
5 Asif Ali Zardari Benazir Bhutto 2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990
6 Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif 6 November 1990 – 18 July 1993 [4]
7 Azra Sarfraz Sajjad Wasim Sajjad 18 July 1993 – 14 November 1993 [5]
8 Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif 17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999 [4]
9 Sehba Musharraf Pervez Musharraf 20 June 2001 – 18 August 2008 [6]
10 Fauzia Gillani Yousuf Raza Gillani 25 March 2008 – 19 June 2012 [7]
11 Nusrat Pervaiz Ashraf Raja Pervaiz Ashraf 22 June 2012 – 25 March 2013 [8]
12 Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif 5 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
13 Samina Shahid Abbasi Shahid Khaqan Abbasi 1 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
14 Bushra Imran Imran Khan 18 August 2018 – Present [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Role of First Lady and Origin of the Title "First Lady"". The National First Ladies' Library.
  2. ^ "Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady of Pakistan, dies". BBC News. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ Hassan, Ali (25 October 2011). "Glowing tribute paid to late Nusrat Bhutto in Capital". Daily Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b Taseer, Sherbano (30 March 2012). "The rebirth of Maryam Nawaz Sharif". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  5. ^ http://theeducationwatchpakistan.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1826:prominent-intellectuals-for-naming-some-road-after-name-of-nayyar-wasti&catid=340:misalliance-&Itemid=569. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Musharraf and Sehba celebrate 36th wedding anniversary". Daily Times. 28 December 2004. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Begum Fouzia Gilani presents a cheque of Rs.one million to national commissioner Pakistan girls guide association". Islamabad. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ Staff Report (16 September 2012). "First lady you are urgent women to wear hijab". Daily Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  9. ^ "First lady to be, Bushra Maneka's message for the nation over eve of PTI victory". Timesofislamabad.com. 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2018-08-17.