Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan)

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Leader of the Opposition of Pakistan
Emblem of National Assembly of Pakistan.png
Incumbent
Raja Riaz Ahmad Khan

since 20 May 2022
StyleThe Honorable (formal)
Leader of the Opposition (spoken)
Member ofNational Assembly of Pakistan
Reports toParliament of Pakistan
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation7 July 1955, 63 years ago
First holderHussain 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.

He or she 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.

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A list of the leaders of the Opposition before and according to the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan;

Leaders of the Opposition Starting term Ending term Political affiliation Political ideology
A Fatima Jinnah Fatima jinnah1.jpg 1 January 1960 9 July 1967 Independent Pakistani nationalism
B Nurul Amin Nurul Amin.jpg 9 July 1967 7 December 1970 Pakistan Muslim League Pakistani nationalism
1 Khan Abdul Wali Khan Abdul Wali Khan (cropped).jpg 14 April 1972 17 August 1975 National Awami Party Democratic socialism
2 Sherbaz Khan Mazari 17 August 1975 5 July 1977 Pakistan National Alliance Islamism
3 Fakhar Imam Fakhar Imam (cropped).jpg 24 March 1985 29 May 1988 Pakistan Muslim League National conservatism
(1) Khan Abdul Wali Khan Abdul Wali Khan (cropped).jpg 2 December 1988 6 August 1990 Awami National Party Democratic socialism
4 Benazir Bhutto Benazir bhutto 1989 cropped.jpg 6 November 1990 18 July 1993 Pakistan Peoples Party Democratic socialism
5 Nawaz Sharif PrimeMinisterNawazSharif.jpg 19 October 1993 5 November 1996 Pakistan Muslim League (N) Pakistani conservatism
(4) Benazir Bhutto Benazir bhutto 1989 cropped.jpg 17 February 1997 12 October 1999 Pakistan Peoples Party Democratic socialism
6 Fazal-ur-Rehman Fazl-ur-Rehman (30287690872) (cropped).jpg 25 March 2004 15 November 2007 Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Religious conservatism
7 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Nambardar Zafar Iqbal with Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (cropped).jpg 10 April 2008 16 September 2008 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Conservatism
8 Nisar Ali Khan Nisar Ali Khan 1.jpeg 17 September 2008 7 June 2013 Pakistan Muslim League (N) Pakistani conservatism
9 Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah 2.jpg 7 June 2013 31 May 2018 Pakistan Peoples Party Democratic socialism
10 Shehbaz Sharif CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif (35771007583).jpg 20 August 2018 10 April 2022 Pakistan Muslim League (N) Pakistani conservatism
11 Raja Riaz Ahmad Khan 20 May 2022 Incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Welfarism

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