List of current Pakistani governors

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A governor in Pakistan is the appointed head of state of a province, appointed by the president of Pakistan on the advice of the prime minister. Articles 101 to 105 of the Constitution of Pakistan deal with the appointment, conditions, and duties of a governor.[1]

A governor should be eligible to be elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and should be at least 35 years old. They should also be a registered voter of the concerned province, and should not hold any office of profit. The chief justice of the concerned province's High Court administers the oath of office, after which the governor is not eligible for the election as a member of the Parliament of Pakistan and the Provincial Assemblies as long as they are in office.

In case of a governor's absence, the speaker of the Provincial Assembly becomes the acting governor of the province.[2]

Current governors in Pakistan[edit]

The table below lists the currently-serving governors of Pakistan as of January 2023.

Province Name Took office
(tenure length)
Party Notes
Abdul Wali Kakar[3] 3 March 2023
(202 days)
Balochistan National Party (Mengal)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Haji Ghulam Ali[4] 23 November 2022 (302 days) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F)
Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman[5] 30 May 2022
(1 year, 114 days)
Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Kamran Tessori[6] 10 October 2022
(346 days)
Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan Appointed by President Arif Alvi on 9 October 2022[7]
Syed Mehdi Shah[8] 15 August 2022
(1 year, 87 days)
Pakistan People's Party

Heads of administrative territories[edit]

Territory Name Took office
(tenure length)
Party Notes
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry[9] (President) 25 August 2021
(2 years, 27 days)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chapter 1: "The Governors." of Part IV: "Provinces"". Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  2. ^ Hamid, Shahid (16 April 2022). "President Alvi accepts Shah Farman's resignation". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Abdul Wali Kakar named Balochistan governor". The Express Tribune. 4 March 2023. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  4. ^ Sherani, Tahir (23 November 2022). "President approves Haji Ghulam Ali's appointment as KP governor". Dawn. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  5. ^ Yousafzai, Ayaz Akbar (31 May 2022). "Baligh Ur Rehman swears in as Punjab governor". The News International. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Acting Governor administers oath to chairperson SPSC". Dawn. 10 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  7. ^ Tunio, Hafeez (18 April 2022). "MQM-P's Kamran Tessori appointed Sindh governor". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Mehdi Shah appointed G-B governor". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Sultan Mahmood becomes AJK's 28th president". The Express Tribune. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2022.