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Pakistan (Urdu: پَاکِسْتَان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.


Our standard dataset contains 6,165 entities connected with Pakistan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Pakistan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Pakistan NACTA Proscribed PersonsNational Counter Terrorism Authorityupdated daily2,357

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 2,516 entities identified as PEPs connected with Pakistan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Caretaker Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination11-
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research-3-
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives-2-
Minister for Aviation1--
Minister for Board of Investment1--
Minister for Commerce1--
Minister for Communications1--
Minister for Defense1--
Minister for Defense Production12-
Minister for Economic Affairs1--
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training1--
Minister for Finance1--
Minister for Housing and Works1--
Minister for Human Rights1--
Minister for Industries and Production-3-
Minister for Industries and Production1--
Minister for Information & Telecommunication1--
Minister for Information and Broadcasting1--
Minister for Interior1--
Minister for Law and Justice1--
Minister for Maritime Affairs1--
Minister for Narcotics Control1--
Minister for National Food Security and Research1--
Minister for National Health Services, Regulations, & Coordination1--
Minister for National Heritage and Culture1--
Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Resource Development1--
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs1--
Minister for Petroleum1--
Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives1--
Minister for Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety1--
Minister for Power1--
Minister for Privatization1--
Minister for Railways & Aviation1--
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony1--
Minister for Science and Technology1--
Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON)13-
Minister for Water Resources1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1101
Minister of Information and Broadcasting-5-
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony-11
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-344-
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan-22
Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan-4-
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Pakistan-31
ambassador of Hungary to Pakistan-1-
ambassador of Pakistan to China-61
ambassador of Pakistan to France-4-
ambassador of Pakistan to Iran-71
ambassador of Pakistan to Japan-41
ambassador of Pakistan to the United States-81
ambassador of Pakistan to Tunisia-1-
Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab-3702
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan-144217
Member of the 14th National Assembly of Pakistan-352-
Member of the 15th National Assembly of Pakistan-222-
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh-166-
Member of the District Council Peshawar-125-
Member of Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-1195
councillor in the district council of Swat-87-
councillor in the district council of Mardan-82-
councillor in the district council of Jhang-65-
Member of Provincial Assembly of the Balochistan-63-
Member of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (MLA)-48-
councillor in the district council of Nawabshah-43-
Member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly--33
councillor in the district council of Jamshoro-26-
councillor in the district council of Rahim Yar Khan-25-
councillor in the district council of Sheikhupura-24-
councillor in the district council of Kasur-23-
councillor in the municipal corporation of Larkana-19-
Finance Minister of Pakistan-133
councillor in the district council of Chiniot-13-
Chief Justice of Pakistan-12-
Chief of General Staff of Pakistan-11-
councillor in the municipal corporation of Sialkot-11-
Federal Minister of the Interior of Pakistan-11-
Attorney General for Pakistan-10-
councillor in the district council of Okara-10-
councillor in the municipal corporation of Sargodha-10-
Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan-64
councillor in the municipal corporation of Gujrat-9-
councillor in the municipal corporation of Sahiwal-9-
Defence Minister of Pakistan-9-
Prime Minister of Pakistan-9-
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan-8-
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee-61
Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence-7-
Governor of Balochistan-34
Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan-51
Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan-24
ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands-32
Chief of Army Staff-41
Federal Minister of Economic Affairs-41
Governor of Sindh-23
Leader of the Opposition-14
President of Pakistan-5-
ambassador of Pakistan to Italy-4-
Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan-4-
Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan-31
Chief Minister of Punjab-31
Federal Minister for Railways-4-
High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom-22
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources-31
Federal Minister for Narcotics Control-3-
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs-3-
Federal Minister for Science and Technology-3-
Federal Minister for Water Resources-3-
Governor of Punjab, Pakistan-21
Law Minister of Pakistan-3-
Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan-3-
Member of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan-3-
Minister for Education-3-
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs-3-
Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir-3-
Chief Minister of Balochistan-2-
Chief Minister of Sindh-11
Commerce Minister of Pakistan-11
Defence Secretary of Pakistan--2
Federal Minister for Aviation-2-
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan-2-
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs-2-
Federal Minister for National Health Regulations and Services-2-
Federal Minister for Privatization-2-
Federal Minister of Communications-2-
Federal Minister of Human Rights-2-
First Lady of Pakistan-2-
Governor of Gilgit–Baltistan-11
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-11
Member of the 12th National Assembly of Pakistan-2-
Acting Governor, State Bank of Pakistan1--
Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court-1-
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-1-
Chief of Air Staff-1-
Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan-1-
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan-1-
Federal Minister for Energy-1-
Federal Minister of Climate Change-1-
Federal Minister of National Heritage and Culture-1-
Federal Minister of Parliamentary Affairs-1-
Federal Minister of Population Welfare-1-
Federal Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety-1-
Federal Minister of Power-1-
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Pakistan-1-
Pakistan Board of Investment--1
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...