Ghulam Haider Wyne
غلام حیدر وائیں
|10th Chief Minister of Punjab|
8 November 1990 – 25 April 1993
|President||Ghulam Ishaq Khan|
|Prime Minister||Mian Nawaz Sharif|
|Governor||Mian Muhammad Azhar|
|Preceded by||Mian Nawaz Sharif|
|Succeeded by||Manzoor Wattoo|
|Constituency||Mian Channu, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Majority||Islami Jamhoori Ittehad|
|Member of Provincial Assembly|
Ghulam Haider Wyne
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
|Died||29 September 1993 |
Mian Channu, Punjab, Pakistan
|Resting place||Mian Channu|
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)|
|Islami Jamhoori Ittehad|
|Spouse||Begum Majeeda Wyne|
Ghulam Haider Wyne (Urdu: غلام حیدر وائیں, 1940 – 29 September 1993) was a Pakistani politician who served as the tenth Chief Minister of Punjab. He was a member of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad and later Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Wyne's family migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947 after the independence of Pakistan.
He was the Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan) and former chief minister of Pakistan's most populous province Punjab (Pakistan). He held chief minister's position from 1990 to 1993, when President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolved the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and removed his government in 1993 from Punjab along with Nawaz Sharif's government in Pakistan.
Ghulam Haider had risen from an ordinary political worker to the opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan and later the Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan. He regretted that the nation had not followed the principles of Quaid-i-Azam and the objectives for which he had established Pakistan could not be achieved. He was a down to earth politician who had devoted his life for the welfare of the nation. He led a simple and honourable life in an ordinary house in the ghettos of Mian Channu. He never plundered national wealth like some other politicians. Once he presented few copies of daily Nawa-i-Waqt which were kept in an old iron box and said he had carried these copies from Amritsar while migrating to Pakistan. He visited England to collect donations for his school projects.
Ghulam Haider Wyne was the founder and very first chairman of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) which he established in July 1992. He provided over 40 kanal land to the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust near Johar Town Lahore. He set up over 18 educational institutions in the small city of Mian Channu. For his contributions in promoting education, he is still remembered as Sir Syed Ahmad Khan of Mian Channu after his death.
Death and legacy
In October 2004, an event was organized by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Foundation and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust in Lahore where Justice Javed Iqbal and veteran journalist Majid Nizami paid tributes to Ghulam Haider Wyne.
- NPT (Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust) pays tribute to Arif Nizami Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 28 July 2021, Retrieved 12 April 2022
- Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) pays tribute to Ghulam Haider Wyne The Nation (newspaper), Published 12 October 2008, Retrieved 3 September 2021
- Successive Governments Made Bureaucracy Spineless The Nation (newspaper), Published 31 October 2018, Retrieved 12 April 2022
- LAHORE: Tributes paid to Ghulam Haider Wyne Dawn (newspaper), Published 21 October 2004, Retrieved 3 September 2021
- Killer of ex-Punjab Chief Minister, five others executed in various jails Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 October 2015, Retrieved 3 September 2021
- Road named after Wyne Dawn (newspaper), Published 3 October 2009, Retrieved 3 September 2021