Sadiq-ur-Rashid Ibrahim Abbasi

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S.M. Abbasi (1926 or 1928–2002), also known as Lieutenant-General Sahibzada Muhammad Sadiq ur-Rashid Ibrahim Abbasi, was a Pakistani general, Governor of Sindh and member of Bahawalpur royal family.

Sahibzada Muhammad Sadiq ur-Rashid Ibrahim Abbasi
Died21 March 2002
EducationAitchison College
SpouseBegum Yasmin Sultana

Early life and educationEdit

He was born at Bahawalpur, got his early education from Aitchison College at Lahore.


He joined the Royal Pakistan Army. He was commissioned in 1 Mountain Regiment, Royal Pakistan Artillery on 25 November 1948 as a 2nd Lieutenant. During this time, he received a military education from the Royal Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, India; Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul; Royal Pakistan Artillery School, Nowshera; and the Royal Artillery School, Larkhill, Wilts.

He remained Major General Artillery (now called DG Arty) and was promoted to rank of Lieutenant-General in 1978. He became commander of V Corps in Karachi from 1978 to 1980. During this time, he also served as martial law administrator Zone D (Baluchistan) in General Zia ul Haq.

He also served as Governor of Sind from 1978 until his retirement in 1984. He received the Nishan-i-Pakistan, Hilal-i-Imtiaz.

He married Begum Yasmin Sultana, daughter of Mir Maqbul Mahmud, in Lahore on 27 February 1960. He died from heart failure at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on 21 March 2002. He is buried at Nawabi Cemetery, Fort Derawar. He had one son and two daughters.