Mohammad Shafiq

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Lieutenant General Mohammad Shafiq (born April 1934) is a career Pakistan Army soldier who served as the governor of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1999 to 2000. He was appointed to that position on 21 October 1999 by General Pervez Musharraf after he overthrew the Nawaz Sharif government on 12 October. Dawn, 22 October 1999 He was later replaced by another officer Lt. Gen. (R) Iftikhar Hussain Shah on 14 August 2000. He then served a stint as Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain from 2000 to 2002.

Early Life and Army Career

Mohammad Shafiq was born in Shinokhel village of Kohat in April 1934. An infantry officer, Shafiq was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment in March 1956. Economic and Industrial Publications, October 1999

Political Rivalry with Zia and Imprisonment

During his army career, then-Maj. Gen. Shafiq stayed as the Military Secretary to the President GeneralZia ul Haq, but was later imprisoned by the order of Judge Advocate General Branch after when his name was discovered in the aborted coup plotted by Maj Gen (retd) Tajammal Hussain Malik. An immediate arrest by the Pakistani military police, he was freed on the request of former Commander-in-Chief General Musa Khan and was posted abroad.Khaled Ahmed. Criterion Quarterly, April - June 2007. Issue - Vol. 2 No. 2 He came back to become the Inspector General of the Frontier Corps from 1986...
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