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 July 2022.

Province Name Took office
(tenure length)
Party Notes
Balochistan
(list)
Jan Mohammad Jamali (acting)[3] 13 April 2022
(124 days)
Balochistan Awami Party Vacant since 13 April 2022 after the resignation of Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha[4]
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
(list)
Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani (acting)[2] 11 April 2022 (126 days) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vacant since 11 April 2022 after the resignation of Shah Farman[5]
Punjab
(list)
Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman[6] 30 May 2022
(77 days)
Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Sindh
(list)
Agha Siraj Durrani (acting)[7] 18 April 2022
(119 days)
Pakistan People's Party Vacant since 18 April 2022 after the resignation of Imran Ismail[8]
Gilgit-Baltistan
(list)
Syed Amjad Ali Zaidi (acting)[9] 26 June 2022
(50 days)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vacant since 26 June 2022 after the resignation of Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon[9]

Heads of administrative territories[edit]

Territory Name Took office
(tenure length)
Party Notes
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry[10] (President) 25 August 2021
(355 days)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter 1: "The Governors." of Part IV: "Provinces"". www.pakistani.org. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b Hamid, Shahid (16 April 2022). "President Alvi accepts Shah Farman's resignation". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Acting governor calls for resolving Balochistan's water scarcity". The Express Tribune. 23 May 2022. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  4. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (13 April 2022). "Zahoor Ahmed Agha steps down as Balochistan governor". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Shah Farman quits as KP governor". Dawn. 12 April 2022. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  6. ^ Yousafzai, Ayaz Akbar (31 May 2022). "Baligh Ur Rehman swears in as Punjab governor". The News International. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Acting Governor administers oath to chairperson SPSC". Daily Times. 24 July 2022. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  8. ^ Tunio, Hafeez (18 April 2022). "President accepts Imran Ismail's resignation as Sindh governor". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  9. ^ a b "President accepts GB governor's resignation". The News International. 26 June 2022. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Sultan Mahmood becomes AJK's 28th president". The Express Tribune. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2022.