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|Governor of Punjab|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Formation||15 August 1947|
|First holder||Sir Francis Mudie|
The Governor of Punjab is the appointed head of state of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister Punjab and Chief Secretary Punjab.
However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958–1972 and 1977–1985, and governor rules of 1999–2002. In the case of Punjab, there was direct governor rule in 1949–1951, when the provincial chief minister of that time was removed and assemblies dissolved.
|№||Name||Portrait||Term of office|
|1||Sir Francis Mudie||15 August|
|1 year, 352 days|
|2||Abdur Rab Nishtar||2 August|
|4 years, 114 days|
|3||I I Chundrigar||24 November|
|1 year, 182 days|
|4||Mian Aminuddin||2 May|
|1 year, 53 days|
|5||Habib Rahimtoola||24 June|
|6||Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani||26 November|
|Part of West Pakistan province|
14 October 1955 to 30 June 1970
|7||Attiqur Rahman||1 July|
|1 year, 175 days|
|8||Ghulam Mustafa Khar||23 December|
|1 year, 324 days|
|9||Sadiq Hussain Qureshi||12 November|
|1 year, 122 days|
|10||Ghulam Mustafa Khar||14 March|
|11||Mohammad Abbas Abbasi||31 July|
|1 year, 339 days|
|12||Aslam Riaz Hussain||5 July|
|1 year, 75 days|
|13||Sawar Khan||18 September|
|1 year, 226 days|
|14||Ghulam Jilani Khan||1 May|
|5 years, 243 days|
|15||Sajjad Hussain Qureshi||30 December|
|2 years, 345 days|
|16||Tikka Khan||9 December|
|1 year, 240 days|
|17||Mian Muhammad Azhar||6 August|
|2 years, 262 days|
|18||Chaudhary Altaf Hussain||25 April|
|19||Iqbal Khan||19 July|
|20||Chaudhary Altaf Hussain||26 March|
|1 year, 57 days|
|-||Muhammad Ilyas (Acting)||22 May|
|21||Raja Saroop Khan||19 June|
|1 year, 140 days|
|-||Khalilur Rehman (Acting)||6 November|
|22||Khawaja Tariq Rahim||11 November|
|24||Shahid Hamid||11 March|
|2 years, 160 days|
|25||Zulfiqar Ali Khosa||12 August|
|26||Muhammad Safdar||25 October|
|2 years, 4 days|
|27||Khalid Maqbool||29 October|
|6 years, 200 days|
|28||Salmaan Taseer*||17 May|
|2 years, 232 days|
|-||Rana Muhammad Iqbal (Acting)||4 January|
|29||Latif Khosa||13 January|
|1 year, 344 days|
|30||Syed Ahmed Mahmud||25 December|
|31||Mohammad Sarwar||2 August|
|1 year, 180 days|
|-||Rana Muhammad Iqbal (Acting)||29 January|
|32||Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana||7 May|
|3 years, 42 days|
|-||Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (Acting)||18 August|
|33||Muhammad Sarwar (2nd time)||5 September|
|Present||1 year, 288 days|
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