Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Vice Chairman Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani remains the longest serving Prime Minister of Pakistan till date.
Gilani, was born on July 9, 1952. He is a respected Pakistani politician who served as 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan from March 25, 2008, until his judicial ouster on April 26, 2012 (four years and 86 days).
He was the first longest serving Prime Minister of Pakistan. Currently, he is the opposition leader in the Senate.
Behind him is Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan who was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. He also held Cabinet portfolio as the first foreign, defence and the frontier regions minister from 1947 until his assassination in 1951. He was the second longest serving PM of Pakistan. After independence, Khan was appointed as the Prime Minister of Pakistan by Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He remained the PM for four years and 63 days.
Third on the list is Nawaz Sharif, who was born on December 25, 1949. He has served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms. He was first elected as the PM in 1990 and remained on the post for over two years. He was again elected as the PM in 1997 and served the nation till 1999. Later, he was elected as the Prime Minister in 2013 but could not manage to complete five-year tenure and left his post in 2017. He is the third longest serving Prime Minister of Pakistan with four years and 53 days in his last term.
PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is fourth on the list who served as the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977. He had also served as the fourth President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. His time at the PM was three years and 325 days – almost four years.
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi: Born on October 5, 1952, is a former cricketer and a politician. He is the 22nd and current serving Prime Minister of Pakistan. Until March 30, 2022, he had served for three years and 222 days as the PM.