Khalilur Rehman (governor)
|Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
13 March 2005 – 23 May 2006
|Preceded by||Lt-Gen. Iftikhar Hussain|
|Succeeded by||Lt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai|
|Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan|
|Preceded by||Humayun Khan|
|Succeeded by||J.M. Jamali|
5 May 1934
Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(Present-day in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan)
|Years of service||1954–88|
(PN No. 543)
|Commands||Royal Bahrain Naval Force|
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistan War of 1965|
Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
Captain Khalilur Rehman (Urdu: خلیل الرحمن b. 5 May 1934) HI(m), best known as Commander Khalil, 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.
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. He was educated at the Edwardes College before joining the Pakistan Navy in 1954. He is of Hindkowan background.
He did his initial military training at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England, where he secured his BSc in Communications. In 1963–67, Lieutenant Khalil served in the Ayub administration as a staff officer.: 66 
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. 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  In addition, he went to attend the Naval War College in Lahore.: 1973  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.
Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2005-2006)
However, his tenureship was cut short when President Musharraf decided to replace him with his loyal officer, Lt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai. 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 On 23 May 2006, Khalil was eventually replaced by Lt-Gen. Ali Jan Aurakzai and retired from the politics.
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