Nur Khan

Pakistani Military Official
Born Feb 22, 1923

Air Marshal Nur Khan (Urdu: نور خان, born Malik Nur Khan HS, HQA, SPk HJ, was a high-profile military official who represented the Pakistan Air Force as its Air Commander-in-Chief in the ruling military governments of Field Marshal Ayub Khan and General Yahya Khan from 1965 till 1971.… Read More

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1923 Birth Khan was born on February 22, 1923, in a small village (called "Dandi") in the Tamman range of Talagang District of Punjab British state, British Indian Empire. … Read More


1941 18 Years Old On January 6 of 1941, Nur Khan was commissioned into the Royal Indian Air Force in No. 1 Squadron where he was sent to participate in the Burma Campaign 1942 where he flew bombing and combat air missions.


1946 23 Years Old In 1946, Nur Khan was elevated to a role as the Flight Commander of No. 4 Squadron of the RIAF which he commanded until 1947.
1947 24 Years Old In 1947, after the establishment of Pakistan, Nur Khan opted for Pakistan's citizenship and was transferred to the newly formed Pakistan Air Force.
1950 27 Years Old Between 1950-62, Nur Khan commanded the newly formed Pakistan Air Force Academy and then held various key appointments including command of Chaklala, Peshawar and Mauripur stations and, as an air commodore, of No. 1 Group at Peshawar. … Read More


1959 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, following a series of mishaps in the country’s airlines, Air Marshal Nur Khan was deputed to head the amalgamated Pakistan Airlines Corporation where he remained till taking over from Air Marshal Asghar Khan in July 65. … Read More


1969 46 Years Old Following his retirement from the PAF, Nur Khan was appointed by the military government as the Governor of West Pakistan in 1969 but soon resigned after mounting serious disagreements with the military government in 1970, and was finally forced out of the military government by President General Yahya Khan in 1971.


1973 50 Years Old In 1973, Nur Khan was specially requested by the government of Pakistan to resume control of PIA. … Read More
1976 53 Years Old In 1976, he joined hands with then-Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who appointed him as President of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF); and in 1980, he became Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after General Zia-ul-Haq requested him to take control of the country's cricket administator. … Read More


1985 62 Years Old Nur Khan was also a member of the National Assembly from 1985 till 1988.
1987 64 Years Old Always a sports enthusiast as well as an able sports administrator, he was the founder of the annual Champions Trophy in field hockey and helped organise the 1987 Cricket World Cup in India & Pakistan as PCB head.
1988 65 Years Old 1 More Event
He also contested in the 1988 elections on a PP ticket from NA 44 Chakwal II but was not successful.
2011 89 Years Old Died on December 15, 2011.
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