Leader of the Opposition of Punjab (Pakistan)

Leader of the Opposition of Punjab
Incumbent
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif

since 06 September 2018
Style The Honorable (formal)
Leader of the Opposition (spoken)
Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab
Reports to Provincial Assembly of Punjab
Term length While leader of the largest political party not in government
Constituting instrument Constitution of Pakistan
Formation 07 May 1951
First holder Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot

The Leader of the Opposition Punjab (Urdu: قائد حزب اختلاف پنجاب), is an elected politician who, by Pakistan's law, is the leader of the Official Opposition in Punjab. The Leader of the Opposition leads the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Punjab. 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 Provincial Assembly. He/She is normally viewed as an alternative Chief Minister. The current Leader of the Opposition is Hamza Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) following the 2018 Punjab Provincial Elections in which Sardar Usman Buzdar was successful in forming a coalition government.

Former Leaders of the Opposition Punjab

Leader of the Opposition Punjab
Order Leader of the Opposition Punjab Time Duration
1 Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot 07 May 1951 – 09 December 1952
2 Mian Abdul Bari 09 December 1952 - 14 October 1955
3 Sardar Bahadur Khan 20 May 1956 - 07 October 1958
4 Khawaja Muhammad Safdar 06 December 1962 - 08 June 1965
5 Khawaja Muhammad Safdar 09 June 1965 - 25 March 1969
6 Allama Rehmatullah Arshad 03 May 1972 - 17 November 1975
7 Chaudhry Talib Hussain 17 November 1975 - 13 January 1977
8 Sardarzada Zaffar Abbas Syed 06 June 1977 - 05 July 1977
9 Makhdoomzada Syed Hasan Mahmood February 1986 - 26 August 1986
10 Mian Muhammad Afzal Hayat 04 October 1986 - 30 May 1988
11 Farooq Leghari 02 December 1988 - 26 December 1988
12 Rana Shaukat Mehmood 27 December 1988 - 06 August 1990
13 Rana Ikram Rabbani 07 November 1990 - 28 June 1993
14 Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, (Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Acting Leader of Opposition from 1993 to 1996) October 1993 - 17 November 1996
15 Saeed Ahmed Khan 30 June 1997 - 12 October 1999
15 Qasim Zia 2002 - 2007
16 Raja Riaz 2008 - 2013
17 Mehmood-ur-Rasheed 2013 - 2018
18 Hamza Shahbaz Sharif 06 September 2018 - Till Date

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