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Ghulam Ishaq Khan

Ghulam Ishaq KhanBorn: 20-Jan-1915
Birthplace: Ismailkhel, Bannu, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Died: 27-Oct-2006
Location of death: Peshawar, Pakistan
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Pakistan
Executive summary: President of Pakistan, 1988-93

Entered the Civil Service in 1947. Served as Chairman of the West Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (1961-66), Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (1966-70), Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (1971-75), and Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence (1975-77). After the overthrow of the Bhutto government and declaration of martial law, Ishaq Khan served as de facto Finance Minister (1977-85) and Chairman of the Pakistani Senate (1985-88). Became acting President in August 1988 after the death of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, and was formally elected in December of that year. As President, Khan twice dismissed the government over charges of corruption -- that of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990 and of Nawaz Sharif in 1993.


[1] Pashtun.

Wife: (m., four daughters, one son)

    University: Chemistry and Botany

    President of Pakistan (1988-93, resigned)
    Pashtun Ancestry


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