K. M. Azhar

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Khwaja Mohammad Azhar Khan
7th Governor of North-West Frontier Province
In office
1 July 1970 – 23 December 1971
PresidentAgha Yahya Khan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Preceded byQurban Ali Khan
Succeeded byHayat Mohammad Khan Sherpao
Personal details
BornJanuary 1918[1]
Aligarh, British India
Died29 October 2006(2006-10-29) (aged 88)[1]
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Military service
Allegiance British India
Branch/service British Indian Army
 Pakistan Army
Years of service1942 – 1971
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
UnitPakistan Army
CommandsPakistan Army General Infantry
Battles/warsBurma Campaign
World War II
Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Lieutenant General Khwaja Mohammad Azhar Khan (Urdu: خواجہ محمد اظہر خان) (usually shortened to K.M. Azhar) (1918 – 29 October 2006) was the chairman of the high-powered committee of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan and a former governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Lt Gen Azhar was born in Saugar, India in 1918 into the (Mian Sheikh Darvesh) Waziris and received his basic education in Aligarh, India.

General K.M. Azhar decided to join Jamiat Ulma-e-Pakistan Party after Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani convinced him to do so in 1978.[3]

Death and legacy[edit]

K.M. Azhar died at the Combined Military Hospital in Lahore on 29 October 2006, after receiving a head injury. He was 88 and was survived by five sons and two daughters; four of the sons being graduates of Cadet College Hasan Abdal.[1]

Upon his death in his remembrance his Waziri tribe named a mountain peak after him in Kaniguram Village Kaniguram of South Waziristan.


  1. ^ a b c d K.M. Azhar passes away Dawn (newspaper), Published 30 October 2006, Retrieved 21 March 2022
  2. ^ Condolence on the sad demise of K. M. Azhar Pakistan Cricket Board website, Published 1 November 2006, Retrieved 21 March 2022
  3. ^ JUP leader KM Azhar dies The News International (newspaper), Published 30 October 2006, Retrieved 3 May 2018
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1970 – 1971
Succeeded by