Governor-General of Pakistan

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Governor-General of Pakistan
Flag of the Governor-General of Pakistan (1947-1953).svg
Style His Excellency
Residence Governor-General's House
Appointer Monarch of Pakistan
Formation 14 August 1947
First holder Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Final holder Iskander Mirza
Abolished 23 March 1956

The Governor-General of Pakistan (Urdu : گورنر جنرل پاکستان), was the representative in Pakistan of the British monarch, from the country's independence in 1947. When Pakistan was proclaimed a republic in 1956, the office of governor-general was abolished.

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Dominion of Pakistan state in Asia 15 August 1947 – 23 March 1956

Pakistan, also called the Dominion of Pakistan, was an independent federal dominion in South Asia that was established in 1947 as a result of the Pakistan movement, followed by the simultaneous partition of British India to create a new country called Pakistan. The dominion, which included much of modern-day Pakistan and Bangladesh, was conceived under the two-nation theory as an independent country composed of the Muslim-majority areas of the former British India.



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Pakistan Muslim League
Republican Party

Governors-General of Pakistan

List of Governors-General of Pakistan
Took officeLeft officePolitical party
1 Quaidportrait.jpg Muhammad Ali Jinnah
15 August 194711 September 1948
(died in office)
Pakistan Muslim League
2 Khawaja Nazimuddin of Pakistan.JPG Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin
14 September 194817 October 1951
(became prime minister)
Pakistan Muslim League
3 Malik Muhammad.jpg Sir Ghulam Muhammad
17 October 19517 August 1955
4 Iskander Mirza.jpg Iskander Mirza
7 August 195523 March 1956
(became president)
Republican Party


Iskander MirzaMalik Ghulam MuhammadKhawaja NazimuddinMuhaammad Ali JinnahGovernor-General of Pakistan

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