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President administers oath to new Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jun 22 (APP): Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, a member of Pakistan People Party was administered oath as the 23rd Prime Minister of the country on Friday here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath at a special ceremony. It was attended by Senate Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, former prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Syed Masood Kausar, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti,President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, Prime Minister of AJK Abdul Majid Chaudhry, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mehdi Shah, senators, members of the National Assembly, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs, diplomats, political leadership and a large number of party workers.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is the 23rd elected prime minister of the country while technically he is the 26th chief executive of the country according to the data available at the National Assembly, as former prime ministers Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif remained prime ministers twice and General Pervez Musharraf declared himself as Chief Executive of the country, so these three tenures are not included in the list of the prime ministers of the country.
However, according to the data available at the National Assembly, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be 26th Chief Executive of the country. Following are the previous prime ministers/chief executives along with their tenures, since 1947.
1-Liaqat Ali Khan (15-08-1947 To 16-10-1951)
2-Khawaja Nazimuddin (17-10-1951 To 17-04-1953)
3-Mohammad Ali Bogra (17-04-1953 To 11-08-1955)
4-Chaudhry Mohammed Ali (11-08-1955 To 12-09-1956)
5-Hussain Shaheed Suharwardi (12-09-1956 To 18-10-1957)
6-Ibrahim Ismail Chaundrigar (18-10-1957 To 16-12-1957)
7-Malik Feroz Khan Noon (16-12-1957 To 07-10-1958)
8-Noor-ul-Amin (07-12-1971 To 20-12-1971)
9-Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (14-08-1973 To 05-07-1977)
10-Muhammad Khan Junejo (23-03-1985 To 29-05-1988)
11-Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto (02-12-1988 To 06-08-1990)
12-Ghulam Mustafa Khan Jatoi (Caretaker) (06-08-1990 To 06-11-1990)
13-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (06-11-1990 To 18-04-1993)
14-Mir Balakh Sher Mazari (Caretaker) (18-04-1993 To 26-05-1993)
15-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (26-05-1993 To 08-07-1993)
16-Moin Qureshi (Caretaker) (08-07-1993 To 19-10-1993)
17-Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto (19-10-1993 To 05-11-1996)
18-Malik Meraj Khalid (Caretaker) (06-10-1996 To 17-02-1997)
19-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (17-02-1997 To 12-10-1999)
20-Gen. Parvez Musharraf (Chief Executive)(12-10-1999 To 23-11-2002)
21-Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (23-11-2002 To 26-06-2004)
22-Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (30-06-2004 To 26-08-2004)
23-Shaukat Aziz (28-08-2004 To 15-11-2007)
24-Muhammad Mian Soomro (Caretaker)(16-11-2007 To 24-03-2008) 25-Syed Yusaf Raza Gillani (Disqualified by the Supreme Court order on 19-06-2012) and his tenure was (25-03-2008 To 25-04-2012).  26-Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (22-06-2012......).
 

     

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