Published On: Tue, Jan 26th, 2016

Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Sahibzada Yaqub Ali Khan passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister, Sahibzada Yaqub Ali Khan, who was also a former military general, passed away in Islamabad. He was 95.Born on 23 December 1920 in Rampur area of India’s UP state, Khan was a high-profile figure and high-ranking general who held the most senior and prestigious military and government assignments in Pakistan government.He represented Pakistan for three decades at international forums. Khan first served as the Foreign minister in military government of President General Zia-ul-Haq from 1982 to 1991 until the dying days of Cold War, and then also served as the caretaker Foreign minister from 1996 to 1997.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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