Iftikhar Hussain Shah

Lieutenant General Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah (24 October 1949[citation needed]c. 15 March 2020) was a governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] Iftikhar Hussain Shah was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in October 1964 in 30th PMA Long Course and joined an anti-aircraft unit of the Regiment of Artillery. He later joined and graduated from Army Aviation School to become a pilot in the army. In 1993, Iftikhar Hussain Shah served in Inter-Services Intelligence as the Deputy DG of External Wing under Lt Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi.[2]

Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
14 August 2000 – 15 March 2005
PresidentPervez Musharraf
Preceded byMohammad Shafiq
Succeeded byKhalilur Rehman
Personal details
Born(1949-10-24)24 October 1949
Diedc. 15 March 2020(2020-03-15) (aged 70)
OccupationLieutenant General
Military service
Branch/servicePakistan Army
Years of service1964–2000
CommandsArmy Air Defense Command Deputy Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistan War of 1965

After his retirement from the Army in 2000, he was appointed Minister for Communications and later he became Governor of NWFP, a position which he held for 4½ years. He served as an Ambassador in Turkey. He served as an advisor with UN in Pakistan. He worked as the MD Zulfiqarabad Development Authority (ZDA). On May 21, 2016, he joined the political party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI).[3]

He was married and had three daughters.


  1. ^ Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  2. ^ Ikram Sehgal. "Intelligence Happenings" Media Monitors, 24 November 2001
  3. ^ "Former K-P governor Iftikhar Hussain joins hands with PTI - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2016-05-22.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Shafiq
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
2000 – 2005
Succeeded by
Khalilur Rehman