Governor General

Sr. NoNameStart DateEnd date
1Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali JinnahAug. 15, 1947Sep. 11, 1948
2Khawaja NazimuddinSept. 14, 1948Oct. 17, 1951
3Malik Ghulam MuhammadOct. 17, 1951Oct. 6, 1955
4Maj. Gen. Sikander Ali MirzaOct. 06, 1955Mar. 22, 1956

List of Governor Generals of Pakistan

The Governors Generals in Pakistan was a resident representative of King George VI in Pakistan from 1947 to 1952 and then Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1956 when Pakistan was a republic. Pakistan became an independent and autonomous nation in 1947, the monarch appointed a governor-general, under the advice of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to act as head of state.

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The Indian Independence Act was adopted in July 1947, and the British government announced that Jinnah would be the first governor-general. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the Pakistani nation, was Pakistan’s first governor-general of August 14, 1947, until his death on September 11, 1948.

The Quaid generalship period is considered a milestone in Pakistan’s history. Immediately after Pakistan’s birth on August 14, 1947, the country had to face a number of problems, discussing all the issues very accurately. In this way, Quaid-e-Azam has ruled, both in terms of power in various fields. Although Quaid lived for a short time, it was his guidance that made Pakistan a living state, despite the weaknesses. It strengthened the country on all spheres.

On the occasion of the death of Quaid-e-Azam in 1948, Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin was considered by all as the most suitable person to occupy the post of Governor General of Pakistan. He accepted the position on September 14, 1948, as a challenge and became the second governor of the country. He played his role as the constitutional authority with dignity and property.

In June 1953, Nazimuddin was released as president of the Muslim League and was banished by active politics and remained in the peaceful neighborhood of her daughter’s house. In 1958, he was awarded the title of Nishan-e-Pakistan.

He fought hard for the restoration of democracy and the protection of fundamental rights. He was a great patriot; he strongly opposed secretion tendencies in East Pakistan at the expense of his own popularity.

After Khawaja Nazimuddin resigned, Ghulam Mohammad was elected third governor general by the Cabinet. After taking office, Ghulam Mohammad began to dominate all of the country’s affairs to cut the prime minister’s powers. When Khawaja Nazimuddin, with his government, tried to defeat the dominant authority indefinitely, Ghulam Mohammad, he dismissed the governor by using non-mandatory powers during the interim constitution. Ghulam Mohammad had to leave two months of leave due to paralysis attacks. He appointed Iskandar Mirza as a temporary general secretary, but Iskandar Mirza eventually removed Ghulam Mohammad from his authority. Ghulam Mohammad died in 1956.

Iskandar Mirza became the last governor general in Pakistan. After the establishment of Pakistan, he served as Secretary of the Government from 1948 to 1952. He was appointed Governor of East Pakistan in 1954. Ghulam Muhammad succeeded him. The Governor General’s office was replaced by the office of President of Pakistan when Pakistan became a Republic in 1956. Then Iskander Mirza became the first president of Pakistan.

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