Omar Asghar Khan

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Omar Asghar Khan (3 July 1953 - 25 June 2002) was a Pakistan economist, social, political scientist. A professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Quaid-i-Azam University, he was the founder of Qaumi Jamhoori Party (National Democratic Party).

Early life

The son of Amina Shamsi (from Delhi) and Air Marshal (retd) Mohammad Asghar Khan, Omar belonged to an Afridi (Pashtun)(Malikdinkhail tribe) family from Tirah Khyber Agency which settled in Kashmir, and then after partition, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Omar started his education from Peshawer Middle School, continuing in Habib Public School, Karachi, when his father retired from the PAF (Pakistan Air Force) and became Chairperson of PIA (Pakistan International Airlines). His schooling completed in APS (Abbottabad Public School) where he did his FSC. Omar excelled in sports in these institutions; "In his school days he was well-known for his exceptional sporting talents. He captained the school's swimming & hockey." Omar had a lively sense of humor and kind, gentle temperament.

Education, Career in Academia and Pakistan Army

Omar joined the Pakistan Army in 1971 and left it at the rank of a captain in 1973 because of the military action in Baluchistan by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He then gained a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Essex, and a M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, before returning to Pakistan in 1979. From 1980-83 he...
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