Governor of Punjab, Pakistan

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Governor of Punjab
Coat of arms of Punjab.svg
Flag of Punjab.svg
Balig ur Rehman.jpg
Incumbent
Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman

since 30 May 2022
StyleThe Honorable (formal)
ResidenceGovernor's House
SeatLahore
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation15 August 1947
First holderSir Francis Mudie
Websitegovernorhouse.punjab.gov.pk

The Governor of Punjab is the appointed head of state of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister Punjab and Chief Secretary Punjab.

However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958–1972 and 1977–1985, and governor rules of 1999–2002. In the case of Punjab, there was direct governor rule in 1949–1951, when the provincial chief minister of that time was removed and assemblies dissolved.

List of governors[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office
West Punjab
1 Sir Francis Mudie 15 August
1947
2 August
1949
1 year, 352 days
2 Abdur Rab Nishtar 2 August
1949
24 November
1951
4 years, 114 days
3 I. I. Chundrigar Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar.jpg 24 November
1951
May
1953
1 year, 182 days
4 Mian Aminuddin 2 May
1953
24 June
1954
1 year, 53 days
5 Habib Rahimtoola 24 June
1954
26 November
1954
155 days
6 Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani.jpg 26 November
1954
14 October
1955
322 days
Part of West Pakistan province
14 October 1955 to 30 June 1970
Punjab Province
7 Attiqur Rahman 1 July
1970
23 December
1971
1 year, 175 days
8 Ghulam Mustafa Khar 23 December
1971
12 November
1973
1 year, 324 days
9 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi 12 November
1973
14 March
1975
1 year, 122 days
10 Ghulam Mustafa Khar 14 March
1975
31 July
1975
139 days
11 Mohammad Abbas Abbasi 31 July
1975
5 July
1977
1 year, 339 days
12 Aslam Riaz Hussain 5 July
1977
18 September
1978
1 year, 75 days
13 Sawar Khan 18 September
1978
1 May
1980
1 year, 226 days
14 Ghulam Jilani Khan 1 May
1980
30 December
1985
5 years, 243 days
15 Sajjad Hussain Qureshi 30 December
1985
9 December
1988
2 years, 345 days
16 Tikka Khan 9 December
1988
06 August
1990
1 year, 240 days
17 Mian Muhammad Azhar 6 August
1990
25 April
1993
2 years, 262 days
18 Chaudhary Altaf Hussain 25 April
1993
19 July
1993
85 days
19 Iqbal Khan 19 July
1993
26 March
1994
250 days
20 Chaudhary Altaf Hussain 26 March
1994
22 May
1995
1 year, 57 days
A Muhammad Ilyas 22 May
1995
19 June
1995
28 days
21 Raja Saroop Khan 19 June
1995
6 November
1996
1 year, 140 days
A Khalilur Rehman 6 November
1996
11 November
1996
5 days
22 Khawaja Tariq Rahim 11 November
1996
11 March
1997
120 days
23 Shahid Hamid 11 March
1997
18 August
1999
2 years, 160 days
24 Zulfiqar Ali Khosa 12 August
1999
25 October
1999
74 days
25 Muhammad Safdar 25 October
1999
29 October
2001
2 years, 4 days
26 Khalid Maqbool 29 October
2001
16 May
2008
6 years, 200 days
27 Salmaan Taseer* Salmaan Taseer October 29, 2009 Lahore.jpg 17 May
2008
4 January
2011
2 years, 232 days
A Rana Muhammad Iqbal 4 January
2011
13 January
2011
9 days
28 Latif Khosa Latifkhosa.jpg 13 January
2011
2 January
2013
1 year, 344 days
29 Syed Ahmed Mahmud 3 January
2013
13 May
2013
139 days
30 Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar MohdSarwar.JPG 2 August
2013
29 January
2015
1 year, 180 days
A Rana Muhammad Iqbal 29 January
2015
7 May
2015
98 days
31 Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana 7 May
2015
18 August
2018
3 years, 42 days
A Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Nambardar Zafar Iqbal with Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (cropped).jpg 18 August
2018
5 September
2018
18 days
32 Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar MohdSarwar.JPG 5 September
2018
3 April
2022
3 years, 210 days
33 Omar Sarfraz Cheema 3 April
2022
30 May
2022
56 Days
34 Baligh Ur Rehman Balig ur Rehman.jpg 30 May
2022
Incumbent 1 day

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