Lieutenant General Zia Ullah Khan (ضیاء اللہ خان) was a three star General of Pakistan Army who served as a corps commander of XII Corps from January 1993 – 1995 and commandant Azad Kashmir Regiment.[1] He had made various contributions in the military and civil development in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan for which he came to be highly respected in both circles.[2] He was known for his service to urge Pervez Musharraf to step down after the 1999 Pakistani coup d'état.[3]

Zia Ullah Khan

Personal details
Died2016
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
RelationsGhulam Jilani Khan
Alma materNational Defense University
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan
Branch/service Pakistan Army
RankOF-8 PakistanArmy.svg Lieutenant-General
Unit10th Baluch Regiment
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

He had also been awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz Military for the recognition of his services,[citation needed] which is the second highest civilian award and honour given to both civilians and military officers of the Pakistan armed forces by the Government of Pakistan. It recognises individuals who have made an "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavors". He also served as the Mayo Hospital board of governor’s chairman and Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited Managing Director.[4][5]

BackgroundEdit

He belonged to the ancestral village of the famous sufi poet Waris Shah of Jandiala Sher Khan. His father was Khan Moiz Ullah Khan, a renowned personality of the same village.

He was also the nephew of Ghulam Jilani Khan.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.pakarmymuseum.com/exhibits/colonel-commandants-azad-kashmir-regiment/
  2. ^ "Chief Minister Punjab condoles with Cap(retd.) Asad Ullah Khan". lahoreworld.com. Lahore World. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Retired Generals, officers of other ranks urge Musharraf to step down". Dawn News. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "List of Directors". www.ffc.com.pk. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Free Meals for Mayo patients". Dawn.com. Dawn News. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ Ziauddin Butt Archived 2012-04-21 at the Wayback Machine at isi.org.pk, accessed 8 April 2012