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Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqBorn: 12-Aug-1924
Birthplace: Jalandhar, India
Died: 17-Aug-1988
Location of death: Punjab, Pakistan
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Pakistan
Executive summary: Ruler of Pakistan, 1977-88

Military service: British Army (1943-45, WWII); Pakistani Army

[1] Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq, US Ambassador Arnold L. Raphel, Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom, head of the Military Assistance Advisory Group at the US embassy in Islamabad, and 27 others are killed when the president's C-130 explodes minutes after take-off.

Father: Mohammad Akbar (schoolteacher)
Son: Mohammad Ejaz-ul-Haq (politician)
Daughter: Zian

    University: US Army Command and General Staff College (1962-64)

    President of Pakistan 16-Sep-1978 to 17-Aug-1988
    Traveled to the USSR for the funeral of Leonid Brezhnev (Nov-1982)
    Traveled to the USSR for the funeral of Konstantin Chernenko (Mar-1985)

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