There are multiple political parties in Pakistan. Pakistan is a multi-party democracy but has seen various military governments as well. Since no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, parties work with each other to form coalition governments.

Major parties and coalitions

Major parties in Pakistan are mentioned below in order of the number of elected seats in the parliament.

  • Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, (abbr. PPPP), is an electoral extension of the Pakistan Peoples Party
  • Pakistan Muslim League (N)
  • Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
  • Muttahida Qaumi Movement
  •  Awami National Party
  • Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F)

Minor political parties