MALIK AMIR MOHAMMAD KHAN

MALIK AMIR MOHAMMAD KHAN

FORMER GOVERNOR OF WEST PAKISTAN

MALIK AMIR MOHAMMAD KHAN (DIED 1967) ALSO KNOWN AS NAWAB OF KALABAGH WAS A PROMINENT FEUDAL LORD, POLITICIAN AND THE SEVENTH NAWAB OF KALABAGH STATE, IN MIANWALI DISTRICT OF NORTH WESTERN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN. HE WAS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN PAKISTAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WITH THE RANK OF A CENTRAL MINISTER IN 1959, AND SUBSEQUENTLY GOVERNOR OF WEST PAKISTAN ON 12 APRIL 1960 BY PAKISTAN PRESIDENT GENERAL AYUB KHAN.AN AUTONOMOUS AND HARSH RULER WITH GREAT ADMINISTRATIVE CAPABILITIES, THE NAWAB REMAINED GOVERNOR OF WEST PAKISTAN TILL SEPTEMBER 18, 1966. HE IS CONSIDERED A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE BY MANY HISTORIANS. ALTHOUGH HIMSELF BEING AN AITCHISON COLLEGE AND THEN OXFORD GRADUATE, HIS POLICIES WERE NOT EDUCATION FRIENDLY. HE STRENGTHENED THE MARTIAL LAW GOVERNMENT BY HIS HARSH TACTICS.

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