January 30, 2009

Pakistan's Government

The President of Pakistan is the Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and is elected every 5 years by the Electoral College Of Pakistan. The Current President of Pakistan Is Asif Ali Zardari, who also happens to be the widow of Benazir Bhutto [Former Pakistani Prime Minister]. The Prime Minister of Pakistan is usually the leader of the largest party in the National Assembly and is assisted by a cabinet of ministers drawn from both chambers of the federal legislature. Currently, Yousaf Raza Gillani is the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The bicameral federal legislature is made up of a 100 member Senate and a 342 member National Assembly. The Senators are elected for 6 year terms, while members of the National Assembly are elected for 5 years. The National Assembly elections that were held in October 2002 had 91 women elected to its Parliament - the largest number and percentage of women in the parliament of any muslim-majority country. Although the elected government of 2002 had many number of failures in its term it happens to be the only elected government in Pakistan's history to complete its full 5 years. Pakistan last held its Parliamentarian election on Feb 18 2008. Pakistan's People's Party Won 120 seats in the National Assembly, Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharrif's Pakistan Muslim League won 90 seats, while former president General Pervez Musharaff''s ally party Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam won 51 seats. After the elections The People's Party Parliamentarian and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz announced a coalition to form the new government alone with Awami National Party [which is also a part of the coalition]. The finalization of the government is currently underway however the coalition has choose Yousuf Raza Gilana as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. The New Cabinet of ministers shall be decided upon and sworn in soon. Important ministries will be divided among the coalition.

List Of Pakistani Presidents [In Order]

Iskander Mirza
General Ayub Khan
Yahya Khan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Farooq Leghari
Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
Pervez Musharraf
Asif Ali Zardari

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List of Pakistani Prime Ministers [In Order]

Liaquat Ali Khan
Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin
Muhammad Ali Bogra
Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar
Feroz Khan Noon
Nurul Amin
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Muhammad Khan Junejo
Benazir Bhutto
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi
Nawaz Sharif
Balakh Sher Mazari
Nawaz Sharif
Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi
Benazir Bhutto
Malik Meraj Khalid
Nawaz Sharif
Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Shaukat Aziz
Muhammad Mian Soomro
Yousaf Raza Gillani

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