Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani

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Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
1st Governor of West Pakistan
In office
14 October 1955 – 27 August 1957
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentIskander Mirza
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAkhter Husain
3rd Minister of Interior
In office
26 November 1951 – 24 October 1954
Prime MinisterKhawaja Nazimuddin
Mohammad Ali Bogra
Preceded byKhwaja Shahabuddin
Succeeded byIskander Mirza
Personal details
Kot Addu, Punjab, British India (present day Punjab, Pakistan)

Nawab Mian Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (Urdu: نواب میاں مشتاق احمد گورمانی; (1905 – 1981) was a Pakistani politician who served as the Diwan of the Bahawalpur State. He was from Thatta Gurmani a small town 4 km from near Sinawan. 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]


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.[2]

Between 1954 and 1957 he served as Governor of Punjab.[citation needed] In 1955, the post of Punjab Governor was abolished and Gurmani went on to become the first Governor of West Pakistan.[3] 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.[citation needed]


By him[edit]

  • Kashmir, a survey, 1951.
  • Agricultural crisis in Pakistan, speeches, 1957.

About him[edit]

  • Nawab Mian Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani: some personal traits and leadership by S. Qalb-i-Abid, 2017.


  1. ^ "NAWAB MUSHTAQ AHMAD GURMANI" (PDF). Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  2. ^ Akhtar Balouch (16 October 2015). "The mystery that shrouds Liaquat Ali Khan's murder". Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Provinces". Retrieved 19 July 2022.
Political offices
Preceded by Interior Minister of Pakistan
1951 – 1954
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Punjab
1954 – 1955
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Office established
Governor of West Pakistan
1955 – 1957
Succeeded by