Pakistan the political Problem In the U.S., the days of April 9 and 10 will always be remembered politically as how a prime minister held the National Assembly until the last minute, even after a court order. No confidence motion tried to avoid. On the other hand, the opposition parties Imran Khan continued his efforts to overthrow the government, which eventually collapsed, paving the way for his 23rd prime ministerial meeting in the country’s 75-year history. Similarly, April proved to be another ‘unlucky month’ for Pakistan’s politics, when another government here left early.
October and April become ‘unlucky’
After October, now April has also proved to be ‘inauspicious’ for Pakistan’s politics. In the 75-year history of Pakistan, none of the 22 prime ministers has had a chance to complete their term. Out of 22, 4-4 prime ministers have lost their posts in October and April.
The month of October before Prime Minister Imran Khan’s departure was “unfortunate”, as four prime ministers have had to resign so far this month. When he resigned thrice in April and now Imran Khan also passed away in April, April also became one of the most ‘unlucky’ months. After October, April saw the highest number of four prime ministers losing their posts.
First PM Liaquat’s chair went in October
The first Prime Minister of Pakistan was Liaquat Ali Khan and he held this post after the country came into existence on 15 August 1947. He held this position for almost 4 years and had to resign on 16 October 1951. The prime minister had to step down in October. Khwaja Nazimuddin (17 October 1951), who became the next prime minister, had to resign on 17 April 1953. That is, the first two Prime Ministers were forced to resign in this most ‘unfortunate’ month.
August is the most ‘inauspicious’ month for the Prime Minister of Pakistan after October and April, as 3 Prime Ministers have lost their positions this month. Especially the country’s third Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Bogra had to step down in August.
In the three months of October, April and August, 11 out of 22 prime ministers had to resign. Apart from August, 3 prime ministers resigned in November. Apart from these 3 months, the Prime Minister also had to resign in September (1), December (2), July (2), May (2), November (3), June (1), March (1).
No resignation in these two months
Now let’s talk about those 2 months in which the Prime Minister of Pakistan proved to be very comfortable. These two months are January and February. There has been no resignation in these two months. In January, when it is freezing cold, politics can calm down because it is the month when neither Prime Minister was crowned nor there was any Prime Minister left.
Although the oath was taken once in the month of February. On 17 February 1997, Nawaz Sharif took oath as the Prime Minister for the second time. August was equally important for the country as 6 out of 22 leaders took oath as Prime Minister this month. Imran Khan himself took over the post in August 2018.
Nawaz Sharif resigned first in April and then in October
Now let’s talk about Nawaz Sharif, who has become the Prime Minister of the country for the maximum number of times. Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister for the first time in 1990. He became Prime Minister for the third time in 1997 and again in 2013. Nawaz is the only leader to have been sworn in as prime minister three times, with him considered “unfortunate” and having lost his position once in both October and April.
When Nawaz became PM for the first time in November 1990, he had to resign after two and a half years on 18 April 1993. He became the Prime Minister for the second time in February 1997, after which he had to resign after almost two and a half years on 12 October 1999. He became the Prime Minister for the third time in June 2013 and remained in this position till July 28, 2017. There have been no further resignations this month since Nawaz resigned in October 1999.