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Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party

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Principal Officer(s)  Chairman
Seats  Varied
Executive Officer(s)  Vice-Chairmen
Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party
Secretaries  Secretaries of the Peoples Party
Presidium Officer(s)  Presidents Vice Presidents

The Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party of Pakistan (Urdu: سنٹرل ایگزیکٹو كميٹى; otherwise known as Core Committee, is an apex and De jure supreme governing authority of Pakistan Peoples Party— a centre-left and democratic socialist political party. The central committee directed and supervised all party policies and government activities (if only in power) at central government and provisional level. Its executive officer consists of chairman (as well co-chairman at present) and numbers of presidents, vice-presidents, and vice-chairmen. The central committee may appoints many of the most powerful people in the country, including general-secretaries, presidents, vice-presidents of the party.

In party's hierarchy, the central executive committee is the highest and powerful governing authority and it has final jurisdiction over all the party decision. During the times of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, it acted as the highest party authority and had control over the enforcement of all economic, scientific, industrial, public and social policies in the country. During the 1980s, it served as the ground base and the ideological headquarter of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) to take down the Islamist military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq. The number of its members are vary and the central executive committee does not have any limitations as it goes to the membership of the party. The central committee coordinates activities between Federal Councils and Provisional Presidium and Secretariat Generals at the provisional levels. It is the highest organ of Party's structural leadership and plays a minor role in government policy formations and enforcement. The central executive committee is currently headquartered in the People's Secretariat at the Parliament House where executive and finals decisions are made and enforced as party's policy. However, when party is in the opposition, it usually headquartered in 70 Clifton in Karachi where the party leadership usually gathered and meet there for its strategies for the coming elections.

Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party

The Secretariat-General of the Central Executive Committee is currently headquartered in the People's Secretariat at the Parliament where the key decisions are made by the vice-chairmen and co-chairman. The central executive committee (CEC) is chaired and directed by an elected and designated chairman (or either co-chairman) who convened all the party meeting at higher level, usually chairman's decision is considered final decision. As of current contemporary situation, President Asif Ali Zardari is the serving co-chairman and currently assisted by two appointed vice-chairmen, eight provisional presidents and five secretariat generals of the party, all of them are appointed by the co-chairman.

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