Governor-General of Pakistan

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Governor-General of Pakistan
Flag of the Governor-General of Pakistan (1947–1952).svg
Dominion of Pakistan & Indian Controlled Kashmir (orthographic projection).svg
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceGovernor-General's House
AppointerMonarch of the United Kingdom
PrecursorGovernor General of British India (till 1947)
Formation14 August 1947
First holderMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Final holderIskander Mirza
Abolished23 March 1956
SuccessionPresident of Pakistan

The Governor-General of Pakistan (Urdu: گورنر جنرل پاکستان‎) was the representative of the British monarch in Pakistan, established by the Indian Independence Act 1947. The office of Governor-General was abolished when Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.


List of Governors-General of Pakistan
No. Portrait Name
Monarch Took office Left office Political party
1 Muhammad Ali Jinnah
George VI


15 August 1947 11 September 1948
(died in office)
Pakistan Muslim League
2 Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin
14 September 1948 17 October 1951
(became prime minister)
Pakistan Muslim League
3 Sir Ghulam Muhammad
17 October 1951 7 August 1955
Elizabeth II


4 Iskander Mirza
7 August 1955 23 March 1956
(became president)
Republican Party


Iskander MirzaMalik Ghulam MuhammadKhawaja NazimuddinMuhaammad Ali Jinnah

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