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Rahimuddin Khan

Rahimuddin Khan

Pakistani General
Born Jul 21, 1926

Rahimuddin Khan Afridi is a retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army. He was the fourth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, from 1984 to 1987, and the longest-serving Governor of Balochistan, from 1978 to when he resigned in 1984. He was involved in ending the 1973-1977 operation in Balochistan and pursuing new development, as well as allegedly suppressing incoming Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on July 21, 1926.


1947 20 Years Old He opted for Pakistan during independence in 1947, enrolled as Gentleman Cadet-1 of the Pakistan Military Academy.
1953 26 Years Old As captain, he helped enforce martial law in Lahore during the 1953 Lahore riots.


1965 38 Years Old He attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Command and Staff College in Quetta. He was hospitalized months before the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 with a broken ankle.


1969 42 Years Old In 1969, he was appointed sub-martial law administrator to Hyderabad. … Read More
1971 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1971, Yahya Khan took Brigadier Rahimuddin off his 111 Brigade charge in Rawalpindi to preside over the military tribunal of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Faisalabad. … Read More
1973 46 Years Old 1 More Event
He was involved in ending the 1973 operation in Balochistan and credited with unprecedented development, but also controversially suppressed the Afghan mujahideen entering the province during the Soviet war in Afghanistan.


1977 50 Years Old He also consolidated the then-contentious integration of Gwadar into Balochistan, notified as a district in 1977. … Read More
1981 54 Years Old In March 1981, the Al-Zulfikar terrorist organization led by Murtaza Bhutto hijacked a Pakistan International Airlines airplane from Karachi to Kabul. … Read More
1984 57 Years Old …  He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1984 to 1987, and as Governor of Balochistan from 1978 to when he resigned in 1984.


1988 61 Years Old 1 More Event
He later served as Governor of Sindh in 1988, from which he also resigned. … Read More
1998 71 Years Old He also oversaw the construction of nuclear test sites in Chaghai where tests were conducted in 1998. … Read More
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