Muhammad Ayub Khan (Urdu: محمد ایوب خان; Bengali: মুহাম্মদ আইয়ুব খান; 14 May 1907 –19 April 1974), widely known as Ayub, was dictator of West and East Pakistan between 1958 and 1969. Khan assumed power through the 1958 Pakistani coup d'état, becoming the country's first Chief Martial Law Administrator. He served as the second President of Pakistan until a popular uprising brought down his regime in 1969.
Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi (Urdu: امیر عبداللہ خان نیازی; c. 1915 – 2 February 2004), was a former lieutenant-general in the Pakistan Army, served as the last governor and martial law administrator of East Pakistan and the last unified commander of the Eastern Military High Command of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Presided over East Pakistan for only two days, Niazi was responsible for the eastern contingent of the Pakistan Armed Forces during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War and the Bangladesh Liberation War, jointly with Vice-Admiral Mohammad Shariff, Commander of Eastern Naval Command. General Niazi is still remembered as the "Jackal of Bengal" in Pakistan due to his surrender in East Pakistan. His awards were withdrawn and he was stripped of his honors.
Major General Syed Shahid Hamid (Urdu: سید شاہد حامد) HJ (17 September 1910 – 12 March 1993) was a 2 star general in the Pakistan Army and a close associate of President Field Marshal Ayub Khan who played an important and an instrumental role in bringing Field Marshal Ayub Khan to power in the 1958 coup d'état that overthrew the government of President Major-General Iskander Mirza. Major General Syed Shahid Hamid was the first Master General of Ordnance (MGO) of Pakistan Army. A descendant of Amir Kulal, General Shahid Hamid was an inside player in the crucial months during Independence in 1947. A veteran intelligence officer, he authored numerous books, notably the Autobiography of a General which was last published in 1965. His other books are "Courage is a Weapon", "Early Years of Pakistan" and "So they Rode and Fought".
Shamim Alam Khan, NI(M), SJ, SBt, (born 1937) is a retired four-star rank general in the Pakistan Army who served as the Supreme Commandant of the Pakistan Defense Forces as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1991 to 1994. A former member of the Special Service Group, Khan also commanded the II Corps at Multan and XXXI Corps at Bahawalpur and was the Chief of General Staff (CGS) at the Army GHQ.
Lieutenant-General Jamshed Gulzar Kiani (20 July 1944 – 1 November 2008) was a Pakistan Army intelligence officer and the former Colonel Commandant of the X Corps and Baloch Regiment. An illustrative and long career army and intelligence officer, Kiani came into limelight when he had served as Director-General of the Pakistan Army's Military Intelligence and the commander of the X Corps. Having remembered as an upright and an honest officer during his military career, Kiani had served as a chairman of Federal Public Service Commission during the General Musharraf's regime and had to leave when he, and the then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz developed differences.
Agha Yahya Khan (Urdu: آغا محمد یحیی خان; February 4, 1917 – August 10 1980), also known as Yahya, was a four-star rank general, military leader, and statesman who served as the third President of Pakistan from 1969 until the fall of East-Pakistan as a follow-up to Pakistan's defeat in the war with India in 1971. Serving with distinction in World War II as a British Indian Army officer, Yahya opted for Pakistan in 1947 and held critical command assignments.
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