• Monday, 14 March 2011

    Chief Ministers of Punjab

    List of Chief Ministers of Punjab

    1-Iftikhar Hussain Khan
    August 15, 1947   to     January 25, 1949
    Muslim League

    Governor's rule
    January 25, 1949
    April 5, 1951

    2-Mian Mumtaz Daultana
    April 15, 1951    to     April 3, 1953
    Muslim League

    3-Feroz Khan Noon
    April 3, 1953   to    May 21, 1955
    Muslim League

    4-Abdul Hamid Khan Dasti
    May 21, 1955      to      October 14, 1955
    Muslim League

    Post Abolished
    October 14, 1955
    June 30, 1970
    Part of West Pakistan province

    Martial law
    July 1, 1970
    May 2, 1972

    5-Malik Meraj Khalid
    May 2, 1972       to      November 12, 1973
    Pakistan Peoples Party

    6-Ghulam Mustafa Khar
    November 12, 1973     to     March 15, 1974
    Pakistan Peoples Party

    7-Hanif Ramay
    March 15, 1974      to    July 15, 1975
    Pakistan Peoples Party

    8-Sadiq Hussain Qureshi
    July 15, 1975     to      July 5, 1977
    Pakistan Peoples Party

    Martial law
    July 5, 1977
    April 9, 1985

    9-Nawaz Sharif
    April 9, 1985      to    August 13, 1990
    Pakistan Muslim League

    10-Ghulam Haider Wyne
    November 8, 1990       to     April 25, 1993
    Islami Jamhoori Ittehad

    11-Manzoor Wattoo (1st time)
    April 25, 1993     to      July 19, 1993
    Pakistan Muslim League (J)

    12-Manzoor Elahi (caretaker)
    July 19, 1993         to    October 20, 1993

    13-Manzoor Wattoo (2nd time)
    October 20, 1993    to    September 13, 1995
    Pakistan Muslim League (J)

    14-Sardar Arif Nakai
    September 13, 1995    to     November 3, 1996
    Pakistan Muslim League (J)

    15-Manzoor Wattoo (3rd time)
    November 3, 1996      to     November 16, 1996
    Pakistan Muslim League (J)

    16-Mian Afzal Hayat (caretaker)
    November 16, 1996      to     February 20, 1997

    17-Shahbaz Sharif (1st time)
    February 20, 1997     to      October 12, 1999
    Pakistan Muslim League (N)

    Governor's rule
    October 11, 1999
    November 29, 2002

    18-Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
    November 29, 2002      to     November 18, 2007
    Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

    19-Shiekh Ejaz Nisar (caretaker)
    November 19, 2007    to     April 11, 2008

    20-Dost Muhammad Khosa
    April 12, 2008     to    June 8, 2008
    Pakistan Muslim League (N)

    21-Shahbaz Sharif (2nd time)
    June 8, 2008      to     February 25, 2009
    Pakistan Muslim League (N)

    Governor's rule
    February 25, 2009
    March 30, 2009

    22-Shahbaz Sharif (Restored)
    March 30, 2009     to    Incumbent
    Pakistan Muslim League (N)

    1 comment:

    1. Many comments can be made on the para dealing with Sindh’s objections to Kalabagh dam but I will confine myself to just one comment.
      You talk about the abrupt decision by Gen Musharraf to build KBD which caused resentment. This was not an abrupt decision but the most thoroughly considered decision ever.
      To begin with the Wapda chairman Gen Zulfikar was deputed to address the cultivators in Sindh on a number of occasions. He reasoned at great length with them to try and convince them of the many benefits of KBD to Sindh and tried to allay their unfounded fears of the dam.
      When that did not work Gen Musharraf himself addressed journalists and educators for hours in Sindh along the same lines.
      He got the irrigation secretaries of the four provinces to deliberate for weeks and months until they all agreed on the technical aspects of KBD.
      He constituted a Technical Committee on Water Resources comprising of engineers from the four provinces under the chairmanship of A N G Kazi. After more than a year the committee produced two reports, the minority report by the chairman and one member from Sindh which opposed KBD and a majority report by seven members: Punjab-2, NWFP-2, Balochistan-2 and Sindh-1, who approved the dam.
      If the above can be called ‘abrupt’ I will take back my words.
      It was not tp please Punjab that Musharraf persisted for so long to get a consensus on KBD, it was because he knew of the benefits that Sindh would get from the dam, “I will not let Sindh become a desert by not building Kalabagh dam”, he had said.
      Having failed in all his efforts in face of severe opposition from Sindh he very reluctantly opted for Bhasha dam.
      Please refer to his speech at the time of opting for Bhasha dam instead of Kalabagh dam. He had clearly said that Kalabagh dam was far superior to Bhasha dam in all respects, which he mentioned in detail, but he was having to announce the construction of Bhasha dam to save the federation.