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List of famous politicians from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Pakistani politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Pakistani politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Pakistan and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Pakistan, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Hamid Nasir Chattha and S. A. Rahman are only the beginning of the politicians on this list.

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A. K. Fazlul Huq is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 89 (1873-1962) Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq; popular with the title Sher-e-Bangla, was the first elected Prime Minister of Bengal under British rule. A distinguished lawyer and advocate, he served as General ...more

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Abdul Aziz Ghazi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Abdul Aziz Ghazi Abdul Aziz is a Pakistani cleric and Khateeb in the central mosque of Islamabad known as Lal Masjid, which was the site of a siege in 2007 with the Pakistani army. On 4 July 2007, he was ...more

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Abdul Hafiz Pirzada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Abdul Hafiz Pirzada, Senior Advocate Supreme Court, is one of the premier lawyers of Pakistan. Pirzada, a lawmaker and legal expert, is one of the founding members of Pakistan Peoples Party, a ...more

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Abdul Jabbar Khan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 82 (1902-1984) Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan was the 6th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. He was Preceded by Fazlul Qadir Chaudhry.

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Abdul Qayyum Khan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 80 (1901-1981) Abdul Qayyum Khan was a major figure in Pakistan politics, in particular in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where he served as deputy speaker, Chief Minister and Minister in the Central ...more

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Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi age 52 Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi is a Pakistani businessman and political activist. He was elected as president of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA in 2010. He is the founder and chief executive officer ...more

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Abdul Rashid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 92 (1889-1981) Sir Abdul Rashid, Kt, KCSI, was a first Chief Justice of Pakistan, legal philosopher, one of the founding fathers of Pakistan, and a jurist.

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Abdul Raziq Bugti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 55 (1952-2007) Abdul Raziq Bugti was a Pakistani politician.

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Abdur Rab Nishtar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 59 (1899-1958) Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar was a Muslim League stalwart, Pakistan movement activist and later Pakistani politician.

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Abul A'la Maududi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 76 (1903-1979) Abul Ala Maududi, was a South Asian scholar, philosopher, journalist, Islamist and Imam. He was one of the most influential Muslim scholars and imams of the 20th-century. His numerous works were ...more

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Aftab Ahmad Sherpao is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 74 Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao is the head of Qaumi Watan Party, and was the 35th Federal Interior Minister of Pakistan. Prior to this assignment he was working as the Federal Minister for Water and ...more

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Aftab Ghulam Nabi Kazi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 99 Aftab Ghulam Nabi Kazi SPk, SK, was a Pakistani statesman during the Cold war and during the post cold war. Kazi was born in Sindh, Bombay Presidency in 1919 to an educationist family of ...more

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Agha Shahi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 86 (1920-2006) Agha Shahi, NI, was a Pakistani career Foreign service officer who was the leading civilian figure in the military government of former President General Zia-ul-Haq from 1977 to 1982. A diplomat ...more

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Ahmed Hussain A. Kazi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 87 (1920-2007) Ahmed Hussain A. Kazi T.Pk was a prominent civil servant of Pakistan and senior advocate of the Pakistan Supreme Court, who shaped the internal revenue, economic and industrialization policies ...more

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Aitzaz Ahsan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 73 Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan is a Pakistani barrister, veteran activist-politician, constitutional theorist and a left-wing statesman who serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of ...more

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Ajmal Mian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 84 Ajmal Mian was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from December 23, 1997 to June 30, 1999.

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Akbar Bugti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 79 (1927-2006) Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti was the Tumandar of the Bugti tribe of Baloch people who served as the Minister of State for Interior and Governor of Balochistan Province in Pakistan. Bugti was ...more

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Akhtar Chaudhry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 57 Haque Nawaz Akhtar Chaudhry is a Pakistani-Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party and 4th Vice President of the Norwegian parliament. Chaudhry came to Norway from Pakistan in 1982. He ...more

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Akram Zaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 87 Akram Zaki is a Pakistani politician. He has held the role of senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League and chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. Zaki also served as ...more

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Alauddin Masood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 79 Alauddin Masood is an author, columnist, educationalist and former bureaucrat of Pakistan. He retired in January 2001 from the post of Director-General / Joint Secretary, Senate Secretariat.

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Ali Jan Aurakzai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Ali Jan Aurakzai age 71 Lieutenant-General Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai, is a retired three-star rank general officer in the Pakistan Army who served as the Corps Commander of XI Corps and the principle commander of the ...more

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Altaf Hussain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 65 Altaf Hussain is a Pakistani politician living in exile as a naturalised citizen in the United Kingdom. He is the leader and founder of the Karachi-based political party, Muttahida Qaumi ...more

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Alvin Robert Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 88 (1903-1991) Chief Justice Alvin "Bobby" Robert Cornelius, HPk, was the Pakistani jurist, legal philosopher and judge, serving as the 4th Chief Justice of Pakistan from 1960 until 1968. Cornelius ...more

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Amna Buttar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 56 Amna Buttar in Minhas Buttar jat family she is a Pakistani Medical Doctor and a Member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

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Asfandyar Wali Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Asfandyar Wali Khan age 69 Asfandyar Wali Khan is a Pakistani politician. A democratic socialist, he is President of the Awami National Party in Pakistan. His father, Khan Abdul Wali Khan, was the party's first President. ...more

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Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani age 66 Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, is a retired four-star rank army general in the Pakistan Army who served as the Chief of Army Staff from 29 November 2007 to 29 November 2013. He succeeded General Pervez ...more

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Ashraf Choudhary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 69 Dr Ashraf Choudhary, QSO, is a Pakistani-New Zealand scientist in agricultural engineering and a member of the Parliament in New Zealand. He is a member of the Labour Party, and was New ...more

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Asif Ahmad Ali is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Asif Ahmad Ali age 75 Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali is a Pakistani politician who served as the 18th Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1993 to 1996 . He was a senior member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples ...more

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Asif Ali Zardari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 63 Asif Ali Zardari is a Pakistani politician and current co-chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party. He served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013. He is the first ever ...more

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Aslam Raisani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Aslam Raisani age 63 Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani was the Chief Minister of Balochistan from 9 April 2008 till 14 January 2013 after he was sacked by the Prime Minister of Pakistan by imposing Governor Rule after ...more

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Asma Jahangir is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 66 Asma Jilani Jahangir is a Pakistani lawyer, an award winning human rights and democracy activist. Her work focuses on prevention of persecution of religious minorities, gender equality, and ...more

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Ata ul Haq Qasmi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 75 Ata ul Haq Qasmi is a Pakistani Urdu language columnist and poet. He has written many articles on different subjects for the leading newspapers of Pakistan. The most distinguished character of ...more

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Ataullah Mengal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Ataullah Mengal age 89 Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal, popularly known as Sardar Ataullah Mengal, is a well-known political and feudal figure of Pakistan hailing from Balochistan. He has been campaigning a nationalist ...more

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Attiqur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Attiqur Rahman Died at 78 (1918-1996) Mohammed Attique Rahman, MC was a three-star lieutenant general officer in the Pakistan Army, a noted military historian, as well as a senior government official. He was the martial law ...more

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Ayub Khan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 67 (1907-1974) Muhammad Ayub Khan, widely known as Ayub Khan, was the President of Pakistan from 1958 to 1969. Ayub Khan assumed power through the 1958 Pakistani coup d'état, becoming the country's ...more

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Azeem Ahmed Tariq is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Azeem Ahmed Tariq Azeem Ahmed Tariq was a Pakistani politician who was the Chairman of the MQM. The party was formed to fight for the rights of the Mohajir people in Sindh, who were immigrants from India during ...more

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Balakh Sher Mazari is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Balakh Sher Mazari age 90 Sardar Mir Balakh Sher Mazari is the tumandar and the paramount sardar of the Mazari tribe which is situated on the tristate area between Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan. As ...more

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Bashir Jehangiri is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Bashir Jehangiri age 81 Justice Muhammad Bashir Jehangiri was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 7 January 2002 to 31 January 2002. Previously, he served as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court.

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Basit Jehangir Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Basit Jehangir Sheikh Died at 61 (1949-2010) Basit Jehangir Sheikh 13 April 1949 - 20 October 2010 was a Pakistani politician who served as the First District President PPP, District Kasur. He was an active leader in politics. He was one ...more

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Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 83 (1896-1979) Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz was a politician in British India and in Pakistan. She was the first woman to preside over an Asian legislature. Also she was invited by British for Round Table ...more

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 54 (1953-2007) Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest ...more

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 30 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a Pakistani politician who serves as the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party and presides over the party's executive committee. Born in the political Bhutto dynasty, ...more

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Brahamdagh Khan Bugti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Brahamdagh Khan Bugti age 35 Brahumdagh Khan Bugti is a prominent Baloch leader and founding chief of Baloch Republican Party. Brahumdagh Khan Bugti is the son of Nawabzada Rehan Khan Bugti. The Jamhoori Watan Party split ...more

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Chaudhari Khaliquzzaman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Chaudhari Khaliquzzaman Died at 84 (1889-1973) Choudhry Khaliquzzaman was a Pakistani politician and a very important Muslim figure during British India. He was one of the top leaders of the All India Muslim League. He came from the United ...more

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Chaudhry Amir Hussain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 76 Chaudhry Amir Hussain is a Pakistani politician. He was the 17th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, serving from 2002 to 2008. Chaudhry Amir Hussain was born in the city of Sialkot, to a ...more

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Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sahi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 69 Chaudhary Muhammad Afzal Sahi born on 1 November 1949,Sahi familey at Faisalabad is a Pakistani politician. He is son of Chaudhry Nawab Khan Sahi, a famous landlord of Sahianwala. He got his ...more

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Chaudhry Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 75 (1905-1980) Chaudhry Muhammad Ali was the fourth Prime Minister of Pakistan and civil service officer, serving from 12 August 1955 until 12 September 1956. Educated from the Punjab University, Ali passed ...more

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Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 78 (1913-1991) Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi was a Pakistani politician, known for playing a pivotal role in the formation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Malhi is recognised as one of the nation’s founding ...more

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Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
age 72 Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, is a senior conservative politician hailing from Gujrat and business oligarch who previously served as the 14th Prime minister of Pakistan from 30 June 2004 on a ...more

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Choudhry Rahmat Ali is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Pakistan
Died at 54 (1897-1951) Chaudhry Rehmat Ali was a Pakistani Muslim nationalist who was one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan. He is credited with creating the name "Pakistan" ...more