Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan)
|Leader of the Opposition of Pakistan|
Raja Riaz Ahmad Khan
since 20 May 2022
|Style||The Honorable (formal)|
Leader of the Opposition (spoken)
|Member of||National Assembly of Pakistan|
|Reports to||Parliament of Pakistan|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Pakistan|
|Formation||7 July 1955, 63 years ago|
|First holder||Hussain Shaheed Suharwardy|
The Leader of the Opposition (Urdu: قائد حزب اختلاف), is the people's elected politician who is, by law, the leader of the Official Opposition in Pakistan. The Leader of the Opposition is the leader of the largest political party in the National Assembly that is not in government. This is usually the leader of the second-largest political party in the National Assembly.
The leader of the opposition is normally viewed as an alternative Prime Minister. There is also a Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, who is elected / nominated separately by the opposition members of the Senate of Pakistan.
A list of the leaders of the Opposition before and according to the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan;