Azam Khan (general)


Azam Khan (general)

Lieutenant General Azam Khan was a senior general of the Pakistan army who served under General Ayub Khan, the first military ruler of Pakistan. As a general, Khan oversaw the suppression of anti-Ahmadiyya violence in Lahore in 1953, and served as the top army commander in East Pakistan before joining Ayub Khan's military regime. He served as the first commander of I Corps when it was raised on 1 July, 1957 at Abbottabad (the Corps is currently stationed at Mangla since 1969) as a Lt. Gen. He also served as the Governor of East Pakistan province during the early days of martial regime of Ayub Khan.

Lt-Gen Azam Khan also served as the President Pakistan Olympic Association from 16 November 1958 to 22 September 1963.

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years=11 April, 1960 - 11 May, 1962
before=Zakir Husain| after=Ghulam Faruque


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