Khalilur Rehman (governor)

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Khalilur Rehman
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
13 March 2005 – 23 May 2006
PresidentPervez Musharraf
Preceded byLt-Gen. Iftikhar Hussain
Succeeded byLt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai
Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
Preceded byHumayun Khan
Succeeded byJ.M. Jamali
Personal details

(1934-05-05) 5 May 1934 (age 89)
Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(Present-day in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan)
Political partyIndependent
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan
Branch/servicePakistan Navy
Years of service1954–88
(PN No. 543)[1]
UnitOperations Branch
CommandsRoyal Bahrain Naval Force
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistan War of 1965
Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
AwardsHilal-e-Imtiaz (military)

Captain Khalilur Rehman (Urdu: خلیل الرحمن  b. 5 May 1934) HI(m), best known as Commander Khalil,[2] is a retired naval officer in the Pakistan Navy who served as the Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, appointed in 2005 until being replaced in 2006.[3][4]

In addition, he also commanded the Royal Bahrain Naval Force from 1976 until retiring from his military service in 1988 to pursue career in the politics.: 1973 [5]


Khalilur Rehman was born in a Surezai, a small village, located in the vicinity of the Peshawar District, North-West Frontier Province in India on 5 May 1934.[2] He was educated at the Edwardes College before joining the Pakistan Navy in 1954.[2] He is of Hindkowan background.[6]

He did his initial military training at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England, where he secured his BSc in Communications.[2] In 1963–67, Lieutenant Khalil served in the Ayub administration as a staff officer.: 66 [7]

He served in the second war with India in 1965, and in third war with India in 1971 where he served on the destroyer as an executive officer.[2] In 1973, Commander Khalil commanded the PNS Alamgir until 1976 when he was selected to assume the command of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, which Captain Khalil commanded until 1988.: 1973 [2][5] In addition, he went to attend the Naval War College in Lahore.: 1973 [5] In 1988, Capt. Khalil served in the faculty of the Naval War College but later resigned from his commission when he decided to play a role in national politics, and surprised many when he won the elections for the Senate of Pakistan which he served until 2006 as an Independent.[2]

Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2005-2006)[edit]

On 13 March 2005, Khalil was appointed as the 25th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by then-President Pervez Musharraf when Lt-Gen. Iftikhar Hussain tendered his resignation.[8]

However, his tenureship was cut short when President Musharraf decided to replace him with his loyal officer, Lt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai.[3] It was reportedly widely that Khalil had found it difficult to run province with an increasingly assertive military and 80,000 troops in the tribal region[3] On 23 May 2006, Khalil was eventually replaced by Lt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai and retired from the politics.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistan (1978). The Gazette of Pakistan. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Khalil made new NWFP governor: Iftikhar's resignation accepted". Islamabad: Dawn Newspapers. 13 March 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Khan, Ismail (22 May 2006). "NWFP Governor Khalil being replaced". DAWN.COM. Peshawar: Dawn Newspaper, 2006. Dawn Newspaper. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "An uphill task". Dawn.
  5. ^ a b c Anwar, Cdre. Dr Muhammad (2006). "§Early Years in the Pakistan Navy". Stolen Stripes and Broken Medals: Autobiography of a Senior Naval Officer (googlebooks) (1st ed.). London, UK: Author House. p. 2000. ISBN 9781467010566. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ Khan, Hidayat (23 November 2015). "Tongue twister: Minister reiterates government's commitment to promote Hindko". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  7. ^ Pakistan Pictorial. Pakistan Publications. 2001. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Commander Khalilur Rehman appointed new Governor NWFP". Paktribune. Paktribune. Paktribune. 12 March 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2005 – 2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Chairman of the Senate
Succeeded by