Ghulam Haider Wyne

Ghulam Haider Wyne (Urdu: غلام حیدر وائیں‎, born 1940 – 29 September 1993) was a well-known politician of Pakistan.

Ghulam Haider Wyne
(Urdu: غلام حیدر وائیں‎)
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Ghulam haider Wyne
Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
8 November 1990 – 25 April 1993
PresidentGhulam Ishaq Khan
Prime MinisterMian Nawaz Sharif
GovernorMian Muhammad Azhar
Preceded byMian Nawaz Sharif
Succeeded byManzoor Wattoo
ConstituencyMian Channu, Punjab, Pakistan
MajorityIslami Jamhoori Ittehad
Member of Provincial Assembly
Personal details
Born
Ghulam Haider Wyne

1940 (1940)
Amritsar Punjab
DiedSeptember 29, 1993
Mian Channu
Resting placeMian Channu
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)
Other political
affiliations
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Spouse(s)Begum Majeeda Wyne
ResidenceMian Channu
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPolitical Worker

Early lifeEdit

Wyne's family migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947 after the independence of Pakistan.

Political careerEdit

He was the Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan) and former chief minister of Pakistan's most populous province Punjab (Pakistan). He held chief minister's position from 1990 to 1993, when President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolved the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and removed his government in 1993 from Punjab along with Nawaz Sharif's government in Pakistan.[1]

Ghulam Haider had risen from an ordinary political worker to the opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan and later the Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan.[2][1] He regretted that the nation had not followed the principles of Quaid-i-Azam and the objectives for which he had established Pakistan could not be achieved. He was a down to earth politician who had devoted his life for the welfare of the nation. He led a simple and honourable life in an ordinary house in the ghettos of Mian Channu. He never plundered national wealth like some other politicians. Once he presented few copies of daily Nawa-i-Waqt which were kept in an old iron box and said he had carried these copies from Amritsar while migrating to Pakistan. He visited England to collect donations for his school projects.[1][2]

Nazaria-i-Pakistan TrustEdit

Ghulam Haider Wyne was the founder and very first chairman of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) which he established in July 1992. He provided over 40 kanal land to the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust near Johar Town Lahore. He set up over 18 educational institutions in the small city of Mian Channu. For his contributions in promoting education, he is still remembered as Sir Syed Ahmad Khan of Mian Channu after his death.[1][2]

Death and legacyEdit

Ghulam Haider Wyne was murdered near Mian Channu while doing the rounds of his election campaign on 29 September 1993.[3] In October 2015, his convicted killer was executed in jail.[3]

In October 2004, an event was organized by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Foundation and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust in Lahore where Justice Javed Iqbal and veteran journalist Majid Nizami paid tributes to Ghulam Haider Wyne.[2]

A road near Mian Channu city was named after Ghulam Haider Wyne by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in October 2009.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) pays tribute to Ghulam Haider Wyne The Nation (newspaper), Published 12 October 2008, Retrieved 3 September 2021
  2. ^ a b c d LAHORE: Tributes paid to Ghulam Haider Wyne Dawn (newspaper), Published 21 October 2004, Retrieved 3 September 2021
  3. ^ a b Killer of ex-Punjab Chief Minister, five others executed in various jails Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 October 2015, Retrieved 3 September 2021
  4. ^ Road named after Wyne Dawn (newspaper), Published 3 October 2009, Retrieved 3 September 2021

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Political offices
Preceded by Chief Minister of Punjab
8 November 1990 – 25 April 1993
Succeeded by