Prime Ministers of Pakistan: Numbered Days

Posted on August 6, 2018
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As Pakistan prepares to induct in a new Prime Minister, we thought we would interrupt our hiatus to quickly look back at how others who have held this office have fared in terms of length of tenure in office.

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Of course, Pakistan has yet to have a Prime Minister successfully complete a term in office and peacefully transfer charge to the next. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto did complete his term when the 1977 elections were held, but the transition ended in Martial Law and Bhutto’s own hanging.

The longest uninterrupted time in the Prime Ministerial office was PPP’s Yousuf Raza Gillani’s 1547 days in office; which ended with his ouster by order of the Supreme Court. In doing so, he crossed the 1525 days tenure of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, which had itself been cut short by his assassination. Nawaz Sharif’s latest, and third, term as Prime Minister ended 11 days short of that mark (at 1514 days), and also ended with ouster by order of the Supreme Court.

The dubious honour of being Prime Minister of Pakistan for the shortest period goes of Nurul Amin who was Prime Minister for 14 days when Gen. Yahya Khan appointed him Prime Minister after the 1971 general elections. Nurul Amin was also the only ever Vice President of Pakistan from 1970 to 1972. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, with 57 days in office, and Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar, with 61 days in office.

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