The Governors Generals in Pakistan was a resident representative of King George VI in Pakistan from 1947-1952. After King George Queen Elizabeth II from 1952-1956 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 a head of state.
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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Aug. 15, 1947
Sep. 11, 1948
Sept. 14, 1948
Oct. 17, 1951
Malik Ghulam Muhammad
Oct. 17, 1951
Oct. 6, 1955
Maj. Gen. Sikander Ali Mirza
Oct. 06, 1955
Mar. 22, 1956
The Indian Independence Act was adopted in July 1947. So, the British government announced that Jinnah would be the first governor-general. On August 14, 1947, Jinnah was Pakistan’s first governor-general, until his death in September 1948.
The Quaid generalship period is considered a milepost in Pakistan’s history. Immediately after Pakistan’s independence, the country had to face a number of problems very accurately. He has ruled, both in terms of power in various fields. Although, He lived for a short time. It was his guidance that made Pakistan a living state. It extends the country on all spheres.
On the other hand, the death of Quaid-e-Azam in 1948, Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin was considered by all as the most suitable person to settle the post of Governor-General of Pakistan. He accepts the position on September 14, 1948. Sir Nazimuddin became the second governor-General of Pakistan. He played his role as the constitutional authority with dignity and property.
In June 1953, Nazimuddin was released as president of the Muslim League. He was expelled by the active politician and remained in a peaceful neighborhood. In 1958, he was awarded the title of Nishan-e-Pakistan.
He fought hard for the fixing of democracy because of the protection of fundamental rights. He was a great patriot and strongly opposed secretion tendencies in East Pakistan at the expense of his own popularity.
Khawaja Nazimuddin Resigned
After Khawaja Nazimuddin resigned, Ghulam Muhammad was chosen third governor-general by the Cabinet. After taking office, He began to command all of the country’s affairs to cut the prime minister’s power. When Nazimuddin with his government, tried to defeat the dominant authority indefinitely. So, Ghulam Muhammad dismissed the governor by using non-compulsory powers during the interval constitution. Ghulam Muhammad had to leave two months of leave due to paralysis attacks. He appointed Iskandar Mirza as a temporary general secretary. Iskandar Mirza eventually removed Ghulam Muhammad from his authority. Ghulam Muhammad died in 1956.
Last Governor of Pakistan
Iskandar Mirza was the last governor-general of 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 President of Pakistan when Pakistan became a Republic in 1956. Then Iskander became the first president of Pakistan.