Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rahimuddin Khan

Born: 21 July 1926,Kaimganj
Course attended in Jamia: He attended Jamia Millia Islamia(course not known)
  • Rahimuddin Khan is a retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army. 
  • He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1984 to 1987, and as Governor of Balochistan from 1978 to when he resigned in 1984. 
  • He was involved in ending the 1973 operation in Balochistan and credited with unprecedented development. 
  • He later served as Governor of Sindh in 1988, from which he also resigned. 
  • Mr. Rahimuddin was also the son-in-law of  Dr. Mahmud Hussain. 
  • He opted for Pakistan during Partition in 1947, enrolled as Gentleman Cadet-1 of the Pakistan Military Academy. 
  • As captain, he helped enforce martial law in Lahore during the 1953 Lahore riots. 
  • He was Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces War College at the then National Defence College, Rawalpindi until 1975. 
  • According to Bhutto aide Maulana Kausar Niazi, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto wanted Rahimuddin to head the new Atomic Energy Commission and nuclear programme, but was declined.
  • As Lieutenant-General, he became Commander II Corps in Multan in 1976.
  • He was made Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee by General Zia-ul-Haq in 1984.
  • He retired in 1987.

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