Leader of The Opposition (Pakistan)

The Leader of the Opposition (Urdu: قائد حزب اختلاف), is the people's elected politician who, by law, is the leader of the Official Opposition in Pakistan. The current and incumbent Leader of the Opposition is Nisar Ali Khan of Pakistan Muslim League (Navaz)— a conservative political party. The Leader of the Opposition also leads the Official Opposition to National Assembly of Pakistan, a lower house of Pakistan Parliament. The Leader of the Opposition is normally the leader of the largest party not within the government which is usually the second largest political party in the National Assembly. He or she is normally viewed as an alternative Prime Minister. There is also a Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, who is usually of the same party as the Leader of the Opposition,

A list of the leaders of the Opposition before and according to the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan;

Independent Pakistan Muslim League (N) National Awami Party/Pakistan Peoples Party Pakistan Muslim League (Q) United Council of Action Pakistan National Alliance
Numerical list Leaders of the Opposition Starting term Ending term Political affiliation Political ideology
A Fatima Jinnah 1 January 1960 9 July 1967 Independent Pan-Islamism, Pakistani nationalism
B Nurul Amin 9 July 1967 7 December 1970 Pakistan Muslim League Pakistani nationalism
1 Khan Abdul Wali Khan 14 April 1972 17 August 1975 National Awami Party Democratic socialism
2 Sherbaz Khan Mazari 17 August 1975 5 July 1977 Pakistan National Alliance Secularism
3 Fakhar Imam 24 March 1985 29 May 1988 Pakistan Muslim League National conservatism
Khan Abdul Wali Khan 2 December 1988 6 August 1990 National Awami Party Democratic socialism
4 Benazir Bhutto 6 November 1990 18 April 1993 Pakistan Peoples Party Democratic socialism
5 Nawaz Sharif 19 October 1993 5 November 1996 Pakistan Muslim League (N) Western conservatism
Benazir Bhutto 6 November 1990 18 April 1993 Pakistan Peoples Party Democratic socialism
6 Fazal-ur-Rehman 20 August 2004 25 March 2008 United Council of Action Religious conservatism
7 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi 25 March 2008 17 September 2008 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Conservatism
8 Nisar Ali Khan 17 September 2008 present Pakistan Muslim League (N) Western conservatism

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