Prime Minister of Pakistan

leader of the executive branch of the government of Pakistan

The Prime Minister of Pakistan (Urdu: وزیر اعظم‎) Wazeer-e-A'zam) officially Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is the Head of Government of Pakistan. The current Prime Minister is Imran Khan.

Prime Minister of the
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Flag of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.svg
Standard of the Prime Minister of Pakistan
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Incumbent
Imran Khan

since 18 August 2018
Style
StatusHead of government
AbbreviationPM
Member of
Reports to
ResidencePrime Minister Enclave [n 1]
SeatIslamabad Capital Territory
AppointerElection Commission of Pakistan through General Elections:
by a Convention that is held in the National Assembly, based on appointee's ability to command confidence among the majority of the members.
Term length5 years, renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Inaugural holderLiaquat Ali Khan
(1947–1951)
Formation14 August 1947; 74 years ago (1947-08-14)
Deputyabolished, Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan
SalaryTemplate:PKRConvert, annual[n 2]
Websitepmo.gov.pk

The Prime Minister is elected by the National Assembly, members of which are elected by popular vote. Most commonly, the leader of the party or coalition with the most votes becomes the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is responsible for appointing a cabinet. The President has the constitutional reserve power to remove the Prime Minister by a dissolution of the National Assembly, triggering new elections.


Former Prime MinistersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Notes
  1. Following Khan's victory, in his first maiden address, he detailed the "austerity measures" for both government and himself and announced that he will be living in Chief Minister's annex in Punjab House instead of living in Prime Minister House. However due to security measures it was announced that Khan along with Naeem-ul-Haq – the Information Secretary of PTI,[2][3][4] will be residing in Military's secretary house no 1 in PM enclaves of PM housing colony in Islamabad.[5][6][7][8] Khan plans to convert the Official PM house into a public research University.[9][10][11]
  2. The salary of Prime Minister of Pakistan is 2 Lakhs 1 thousand per month (2,01,574/month equivalent US$1,323) inclusive of all allowances and exclusive of the taxes, which equates to 24 Lakhs and 18 thousand per annum (PKR2,418,888 equivalent US$15,887). The salaries of federal ministers, state ministers, senators, high court judges, and president is more than the prime minister of Pakistan.[12][13][14]