With all the drama happening in Islamabad, and especially everything going on with Dear Mr Prime Minister, we thought a fun infographic about Pakistan’s Prime Ministers would be interesting.
Laid out as a timeline starting from 1947, the colorful infographic features all our glorious Prime Ministers along with their tenures and an icon highlighting an aspect of either their political career, legacy, reputation, or a personal trait. An explanation of the symbols follows the infographic in case your memory of politics and politicians is not that robust!
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About the Symbols
- Liaqaut Ali Khan’s Spectacles were one of his defining characteristics.
- Khawaja Nazimuddin struggled with Communist factions during his term as PM.
- Muhammad Ali Bogra was believed to have played a pivotal role in bringing the US and Pakistan closer through his diplomatic efforts.
- Chaudhary Mohammad Ali is well known for his role in the constitution of 1956.
- Husseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s short and tumultuous term as PM was marred by the controversial issue of One Unit electorals.
- The road in Karachi named after him is much more well known than the man himself, Mr I. I. Chundrigar.
- A goofy play on Mr Feroz Khan Noon’s last name!
- Nurul Amin was an important figure in the East Pakistan/West Pakistan political dynamics and the Bengali language movement was a major highlight of his short tenure.
- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto just refuses to die. Come what may.
- PM Muhammad Khan Junejo served his term while in an uncomforatble relationship with the Military dictator Ziaul Haque.
- The first female head of state both in Pakistan as well as in the wider Islamic world, none other than Benazir Bhutto.
- Nawaz Sharif and his party’s Tiger mark are well known across the country.
- Easily the least slender of our Prime Ministers cohort: Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali.
- The bicycle and Pakistan’s answer to Professor Snape, Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain, are inseparable.
- A sly take on Shaukat Aziz’s finance/economic background and complete disappearance after his 3 years as PM.
- An obvious ode to Mr Gillani’s commendable public speaking skills.
- Raja Rental!
Haha brilliant!! love it… and I really need to brush up on Pakistani history.. I I Chundrigar… life makes sense now :p
haha! glad you loved it!
This, my friend, is spectacular. I love the usage of colours and the symbols you used.
Will look forward to an updated one once we know what’s in store for 2013. I would suggest you add a little more information to it, so that the infograph serves as a history lesson (or cheat sheet for students of Pakistan Studies) as well. Bravo!
Many thanks Nabeel!
So what happened to Moeen Qureshi?
Hi Tarek. He was a caretaker PM.
The Noun Project! 🙂
Just a presumption that the logos are from the noun project!
By the way Nice effort do share it on visual.ly
Yep. Thanks for the appreciation!
Bwahaha. Loved Jamali’s weighing machine symbol :p
:P. our fav is gillani’s mic!
now i hope i will not forget PMs this time..:)
will be waiting for Presidents graph as well….:)
While it’s ‘nice looking’ graphic, I am not sure if it can be deemed as a good example of an InfoGraphic when you need the whole bullet-points to understand. If a graphic is unable to describe and inform readers of its content and information ON ITS OWN, then it is just a nice powerpoint slide with graphics and explanation and description. The uneven distribution of vertical lines for each PM further defeats or at least not take advantage of Information Design principles where the size and context of the shapes can contain information within themselves hence InfoGraphics.
Thanks for the acute observation. You do make valid points. Let’s keep them in mind for our next…umm…infographic. 🙂
You cracked with pakistan’s answer to professor snape.. Shujaat.. Cheers buddy… Great infographic..