Most Popular Pakistani Politicians on Twitter

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With a reported 2 millions Twitter accounts in Pakistan, it is no wonder politicians and political parties have taken to the social media platform to have their voice heard. Here’s a list of Pakistani politicians you should be following on Twitter, with a brief intro to what to expect from their tweets.

Note: The number of Pakistani politicians on Twitter is in the hundreds, but we couldn’t list all of them. Using social media tools, we narrowed down the list to most popular accounts. We also limited the list to the three main parties.

Pakistan Muslim League (N)

PML (N) Official

Twitter Bio - [Official] Pakistan Muslim League (N) Twitter Presence

What to Expect – Official updates, seemingly fed directly from the Facebook page feed.

Shehbaz Sharif

Twitter Bio – Chief Minister, Punjab, Pakistan

What to Expect – Updates on Punjab Government initiatives as well as RTs of current news.

Maryam N. Sharif

Twitter Bio – Keeping true to your dreams & aspirations, PM’s Youth Prog enables you to brave the challenges that lie ahead as we hand over the reins of your success to you !

What to Expect – A mix of current news – almost all related to PML (N) activities.

Khawaja M. Asif

Twitter Bio – Federal Minister for Water and Power & Additional Charge of Defense Ministry – Government of Pakistan | MNA from Sialkot (NA-110) | Pakistan Muslim League (N)

What to Expect – Updates on Water & Power ministry

Marvi Memon

Twitter Bio – committed to the soil for life

What to Expect – Updates on her work, as well as pictures of events she attends.

Mushahid Hussain

Twitter Bio – journalist,politician,writer, reader & an observer of things interesting

What to Expect – Updates on his work, and PML (N) achievements.

Pakistan People’s Party

Bilawal Bhutto

Twitter Bio – Proud Son Of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto/Patron-in-chief Pakistan Peoples Party/ Founder#SindhFest/BA(MHP)OxfordUni/EqualOpp,PovertyAlleviation&HRAdvocate/Feminist

What to Expect – Opinions on current news, RTs of interesting links, family pictures.

Rehman Malik

Twitter Bio – President PPP Overseas ,Senator,Former Interior Minister/Ex Advisor on Narcotics,Snr Member CEC PPP, Sitara-i-Shujaat Gallantry, Nishan-i-Imtiaz.

What to Expect – Mostly RTs of news, but sometimes includes personal opinions as well.

Sherry Rehman

Twitter Bio – Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US/Federal Minister. Chair Jinnah Institute. Will take a bullet for the motherland but hope our children don’t have to.

What to Expect – RTs of current news, and her opinion on it. A good mix of political and non-political updates.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

PTI Official

Twitter Bio – This is an official twitter account of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice)

What to Expect – Official updates plus RTs of other PTI members.

Imran Khan

Twitter Bio – Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

What to Expect – Views on current news and PTI updates. One of the few accounts that doesn’t engage with followers.

Asad Umar

Twitter Bio – ex naukri pesha mazdoor, member of PTI , representative of NA 48 and above all a citizen of Pakistan

What to Expect – RTs of current news, PTI updates, and his personal work in the NA.

Jahangir Khan Tareen

Twitter Bio – Businessman, Farmer and Politician Proud Member of #PTIFamily

What to Expect – Updates on PTI as well as KP government projects.

Shafqat Mahmood

Twitter Bio – I am a politician, columnist, and a proud member of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf. Now MNA from NA 126 Lahore

What to Expect – Account isn’t updated regularly, but updates are usually about work he is doing for his constituency.

Dr. Arif Alvi

Twitter Bio – Member National Assembly of Pakistan (Elected from NA 250 in Karachi). Chief Whip of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in National Assembly. Ex Secretary General of PTI

What to Expect – Opinions on political news, plus updates on his constituency.

Fauzia Kasuri

Twitter Bio – With PTI for over 17 years,struggling for the rights of youth and women in Pak. Member Advisory Board for The National Youth Parliament of Pakistan@NYPP

What to Expect – Political opinions, RTs of interesting news, plus personal updates.

As always, this is not an exhaustive list. Did we miss a politician whose tweets you consider useful? Let us know in the comments.

  • http://www.awamipolitics.com/ azhar

    Abid Sher Ali ok PML-N is also on twitter and many other politicians are also which are missing here

  • wajid ali khan

    Imran khan(Chmn. PTI)

  • Rubab

    Rehman Malik, Qamar Zaman Qaira, Marvi Memon, Sheikh Rasheed, Kh Saad are all on FB. No idea about Twitter.

  • Waqas

    Mushahid Hussain sahib kb se PMLN mein gaye hain?