Mahmoud Haroon

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Mahmoud Haroon
Mahmoud A.Haroon (cropped).jpg
Governor of Sindh
In office
23 January 1994 – 21 May 1995
Preceded byHakim Saeed
Succeeded byKamaluddin Azfar
In office
6 August 1990 – 18 July 1993
Preceded byFakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Succeeded byHakim Saeed
Minister for Defence
In office
9 June 1988 – 1 December 1988
Preceded byMuhammad Khan Junejo
Succeeded byBenazir Bhutto
20th Minister for Interior
In office
5 July 1978 – 18 November 1984
Preceded byAir Marshal Inamul Haq Khan
Succeeded byLt Gen Sardar Farooq Shaukat Khan Lodhi
Mayor of Karachi
In office
19 January 1954 – 26 May 1955
Preceded byH.M. Habibullah Paracha
Succeeded byAl-Haj Malik Bagh Ali
Personal details
Died6 November 2008
Spouse(s)Almas Haroon[1]

Mahmoud Abdullah Haroon (Urdu: محمود عبد اللہ ہارون; 1920 – 6 November 2008) was a veteran Pakistani politician with career spanning over five decades and chairman of the Dawn Media Group, publisher of many newspapers in Pakistan.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

He was the second son of Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon, the first being Yusuf Haroon, one of the leaders of Pakistan Movement. Both brothers, Mahmoud Haroon and Yusuf Haroon, had actively participated in the Pakistan Movement.[2][3]

During his political career, Mahmoud Haroon served as two-time Governor of Sindh,[3] Federal Interior Minister during General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's regime, Federal Defence Minister, and Mayor of Karachi. He was also the founder of the Dubai-based newspaper Khaleej Times.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Mahmoud Haroon laid to rest". 8 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b Mahmoud Haroon passes away Dawn (newspaper), Published 7 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021
  3. ^ a b c Mahmoud Haroon passes away The News International (newspaper), Published 7 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021
  4. ^ Founder Editor of Khaleej Times Passes Away Khaleej Times (newspaper), Published 8 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021

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Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Karachi
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Inamul Haq Khan
Interior Minister of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Sardar F.S. Khan Lodi
Preceded by Defence Minister of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Sindh
Succeeded by
Preceded by 2nd term
Succeeded by