Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
محمد ضیاء الحق
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Died17 August 1988(1988-08-17) (aged 64)
Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Resting placeFaisal Masjid
NationalityBritish Indian (1924–1947) Pakistani (1947–1988)
Spouse(s)Begum Shafiq Zia (1950–1988; his death)[1]
Children5 (including Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq)
Alma materSt. Stephen's College, Delhi
United States Army Command and General Staff College
Military service
Nickname(s)Mard-e-Momin
AllegianceTemplate:Country data British India
23x15px Pakistan
Branch/serviceTemplate:Country data British India
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Years of service1943–1988
Rank10px General
Unit22 Cavalry, Army Armoured Corps (PA – 1810)
Commands2nd Independent Armoured Brigade
1st Armoured Division
II Strike Corps
Chief of Army Staff
Battles/warsWorld War II
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Black September in Jordan
Soviet–Afghan War

General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (Punjabi, Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; August 12, 1924 – August 17, 1988), was a Pakistani general officer and military dictator. He was the sixth President of Pakistan. He was president from 1978 until his death in 1988. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab. He died in a plane crash in Bahawalpur Punjab. Before he was president, he was chief martial law administrator from 1977, when martial law had been declared for the third time in the country's history. His reign is regarded as one of the longest-serving regimes in Pakistan, as he ruled nine years. It was a very cruel and bad time for most Pakistani people. He also helped the United States in fighting against the Soviet Union during the Soviet war in Afghanistan and in the process, he ruined his own country also.[source?]

References

  1. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\story_16-3-2008_pg3_3 https://web.archive.org/web/20170215124259/http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page%3D2008%5C%5C05%5C%5C30%5C%5Cstory_30-5-2008_pg7_56&date=2009-09-04. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)