Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
|1st Governor of West Pakistan|
14 October 1955 – 27 August 1957
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Akhter Husain|
|3rd Minister of Interior|
26 November 1951 – 24 October 1954
|Prime Minister||Khawaja Nazimuddin|
Mohammad Ali Bogra
|Preceded by||Khwaja Shahabuddin|
|Succeeded by||Iskander Mirza|
Kot Addu, Punjab, British India (present day Punjab, Pakistan)
Nawab Mian Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (Urdu: نواب میاں مشتاق احمد گرمانی; (1905 – 1981) was a Pakistani politician who served as the Diwan of the Bahawalpur State. He was from Sinanwan. After the partition of India and the accession of Bahawalpur, he served as a 'Minister without Portfolio' in the central Government of Pakistan in charge of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs, and served as prime minister in the princely state of Bahawalpur before partition. He left for the eternal abode in 1981.
Mian Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani was born in a Gurmani family of village Thatha Gurmani, Tehsil Kot Addu, District Muzaffargarh, in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.
In his role as 'Minister without Portfolio' but in charge of Kashmir Affairs, he signed the Karachi Agreement of 1949 that established a ceasefire line between Pakistani and Indian areas of Kashmir, which later became known as the Line of Control. In 1951, he served as the Executive for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas and also served as Interior Minister of Pakistan from 1951 till 1954.
Between 1954 and 1957 he served as Governor of Punjab. In 1955, the post of Punjab Governor was abolished and Gurmani went on to become the first Governor of West Pakistan. Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani belonged to the Gurmani Baloch tribe. After his death his family made a foundation called Gurmani Foundation which gave huge amount of one billion rupees in LUMS University Lahore for the establishment of new department named as Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani school of humanities and social sciences.
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