Khwaja Shahabuddin

Khwaja Shahabuddin
5th Governor of North-West Frontier Province
In office
26 November 1951  17 November 1954
Monarch George VI
Elizabeth II
Governor-General Malik Ghulam Muhammad
Preceded by Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar
Succeeded by Qurban Ali Khan
Minister of Interior
In office
8 May 1948  26 November 1951

Khwaja Shahabuddin (Urdu: خواجہ شہاب الدین) (1898 1977) was a Bengali minister in the Government of Pakistan and member of the Dhaka Nawab family. He is also the younger brother of Pakistani Governor-General Sir Khwaja Nazimuddin and the father of Bangladeshi Lieutenant-General Khwaja Wasiuddin

Early life

Khwaja Shahabuddin was born on 31 May 1898. His father was Khwaja Nizamuddin, who was a zamindar.[1]

He served as the municipality commissioner of Dhaka from 1918 to 1921. In 1921 he joined the Dhaka district board. He became the chairman of the board in 1923 to 1924.[1] From 1928 to 1944 he was the president of Dhaka district Muslim League.[1]


In 1936 he was member of the executive council of governor of Bengal. From 1930 to 1938 he was the treasurer at Dhaka University. He was elected to the Bengal legislative assembly from Narayanganj in 1937.[1] He was the chief whip in the A K Fazlul Haq government in Bengal from 1937 to 1941. He was the Minister of Commerce, Labour and Industry in Khwaja Nazimuddin government from 1943 to 1945.[1]

He was involved in the Pakistan movement. In 1947 he was the whip in Pakistan National Assembly. In 1948 he was minister for Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan government. In 1951 he was appointed governor of North West Frontier Province.[1] He was the ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia and Yemen in 1954, Egypt in 1958, Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Togo and Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1964. He was the central Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 1965 to 1969 under Ayub Khan.[1]


He died on 9 February 1977 in Karachi, Pakistan.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Alamgir, Mohammad. "Shahabuddin, Khwaja". Banglapedia. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Fazlur Rehman
Interior Minister of Pakistan
1948 1951
Succeeded by
Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
Preceded by
I.I. Chundrigar
Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1951 1954
Succeeded by
Qurban Ali Khan

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