|Governor of Sindh|
23 January 1994 – 21 May 1995
|Preceded by||Hakim Saeed|
|Succeeded by||Kamaluddin Azfar|
6 August 1990 – 18 July 1993
|Preceded by||Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim|
|Succeeded by||Hakim Saeed|
|Minister for Defence|
9 June 1988 – 1 December 1988
|Preceded by||Muhammad Khan Junejo|
|Succeeded by||Benazir Bhutto|
|20th Minister for Interior|
5 July 1978 – 18 November 1984
|Preceded by||Air Marshal Inamul Haq Khan|
|Succeeded by||Lt Gen Sardar Farooq Shaukat Khan Lodhi|
|Mayor of Karachi|
19 January 1954 – 26 May 1955
|Preceded by||H.M. Habibullah Paracha|
|Succeeded by||Al-Haj Malik Bagh Ali|
|Died||6 November 2008|
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.
Early life and career
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.
During his political career, Mahmoud Haroon served as two-time Governor of Sindh, 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.
- "Mahmoud Haroon laid to rest". 8 November 2008.
- Mahmoud Haroon passes away Dawn (newspaper), Published 7 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021
- Mahmoud Haroon passes away The News International (newspaper), Published 7 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021
- Founder Editor of Khaleej Times Passes Away Khaleej Times (newspaper), Published 8 November 2008, retrieved 27 May 2021