|Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
21 October 1999 – 14 August 2000
General Parvez Musharraf
1934 (age 83–84)|
Kohat, North West Frontier Province, British India
|Years of service||1956–1991|
|Unit||Punjab Regiment, Pakistan Army|
|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. 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. 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.
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.
| Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Iftikhar Hussain Shah