Governor-General of Pakistan

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Governor-General of Pakistan
Flag of the Governor-General of Pakistan (1947-1953).svg
Dominion of Pakistan & Indian Controlled Kashmir (orthographic projection).svg
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceGovernor-General's House
AppointerMonarch of Pakistan
PrecursorGovernor General of British India (till 1947)
Formation14 August 1947
First holderMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Final holderIskander Mirza
Abolished23 March 1956
SuccessionPresident of Pakistan

The Governor-General of Pakistan (Urdu: گورنر جنرل پاکستان‎) was the representative of the Pakistani monarch in the Dominion of Pakistan, established by the Indian Independence Act 1947. The office of Governor-General was abolished when Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.[1]


List of Governors-General of Pakistan
No. Portrait Name
Monarch Took office Left office Political party
1 Muhammad Ali Jinnah
George VI


15 August 1947 11 September 1948
(died in office)
Pakistan Muslim League
2 Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin
14 September 1948 17 October 1951
(became prime minister)
Pakistan Muslim League
3 Sir Ghulam Muhammad
17 October 1951 7 August 1955
Elizabeth II


4 Iskander Mirza
7 August 1955 23 March 1956
(became president)
Republican Party

Flag of the Governor-General[edit]

Flag used from 1947 to 1953
Flag used from 1953 to 1956

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