Ayub Khan

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Ayub Khan
ایوب خان
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Muhammed Ayub Khan
2nd President of Pakistan
In office
27 October 1958 – 25 March 1969
Prime Minister None
Preceded by Iskander Mirza
Succeeded by Yahya Khan
Minister of Defence
In office
28 October 1958 – 21 October 1966
Preceded by Ayub Khuhro
Succeeded by Vice-Admiral Afzal Rahman Khan
In office
24 October 1954 – 11 August 1955
Prime Minister Khawaja Nazimuddin
Muhammad Ali Bogra
Preceded by Muhammad Ali Bogra
Succeeded by Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Minister of the Interior
In office
23 March 1965 – 17 August 1965
Preceded by K. Habibullah Khan
Succeeded by Ali Akbar Khan
Commander in Chief of Pakistan Army
In office
16 January 1951 – 27 October 1958
Preceded by General Douglas Gracey
Succeeded by General Muhammad Musa Khan Hazara
President of Pakistan Muslim League
In office
Preceded by I. I. Chundrigar
Succeeded by Nurul Amin
Personal details
Born Muhammad Ayub Khan
(1907-05-14)14 May 1907
Haripur District (now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Died 19 April 1974(1974-04-19) (aged 66)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Citizenship British Indian Empire
Alma mater Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Military service
Service/branch  British Indian Army
 Pakistan Army
Years of service 1928–1958
Rank OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg US-O11 insignia.svg Field Marshal
Ayub Khan

General Muhammad Ayub Khan (14 May 1907 – 19 April 1974) was a general of the Pakistan Army and a self-proclaimed Field Marshal during the mid-1960s. A dictator who imposed martial law he also became the President of Pakistan from 1958 to 1969. He became Pakistan's first native Commander-in-Chief in 1951. He was the youngest full-rank general and self-appointed Field Marshal in Pakistan's military history.

Khan became president in 1958 as part of a non-violent coup. In the 1965 presidential election, people thought that Khan had cheated so he could win against Fatimah Jinnah.

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