Mohammad Shafiq

Mohammad Shafiq
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
21 October 1999  14 August 2000
President Rafiq Tarar
General Parvez Musharraf
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 8384)
Kohat, North West Frontier Province, British India
Nationality Pakistani
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Army
Years of service 1956–1991
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army
Commands Frontier Corps
XXXI Corps
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistan War of 1971

Lieutenant General Mohammad Shafiq (born April 1934) is a career Pakistan Army soldier who served as the governor of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1999 to 2000. He was appointed to that position on 21 October 1999 by General Pervez Musharraf.[1] He then served as Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain from 2000 to 2002.

Early life and army career

Mohammad Shafiq was born in Kohat in April.[2] He was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment in March 1956 in the 13th PMA Long Course. Lt Gen(R) Mohammad Shafiq has been a high profiles career oriented officer while serving in Pakistan Army. He successfully raised XXXI Corps in Bahawalpur and added a defensive potent to Pakistan Army in southern region. Lt Gen (R) Shafiq was instrumental in carrying out Gen.(R) Aslam Mirza's defensive-offensive doctrine. This doctrine was successfully displayed in the Pakistan Army's biggest exercise called Zarb-e-Momin, postured against the Indian Army's Exercise Brasstacks. During his 35-year-long military career, General Shafiq served in some important positions, such as the Inspector-General of the Frontier Corps, a posting which provided him with great exposure to the affairs of the country's western borders as well as tribal affairs.[2]

Post retirement activities

After retiring from the army, Shafiq served as chairman of the prime minister's inspection team until 1993. During the caretaker government of Moeen Qureshi, General Shafiq remained a federal minister, looking after the affairs of at least six federal ministries. He was appointed the first chief executive of the Northern Areas when Benazir Bhutto came to power in 1993, but he chose to retire before completing his term. Known to be a mild and soft-spoken person, General Shafiq underwent a heart bypass in 1998.[2]


  1. "Governors of four provinces appointed" Dawn, 22 October 1999
  2. 1 2 3 -"New Governors" Economic and Industrial Publications, October 1999. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Miangul Aurangzeb
Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Succeeded by
Iftikhar Hussain Shah
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