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General Zia-ul-Haq being remembered today

Death is being observed today on Thursday, August 17.     You may also like PM Khan in Saudi Arabia to attend regional climate summit Pakistan-India classics: A journey down the memory lane Japan agrees to defer repayment of $200m loans   The four-star rank general served as the 6th President of Pakistan from 1978...

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 17, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 17, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

Death is being observed today on Thursday, August 17.

The four-star rank general served as the 6th President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, after declaring martial law in 1977. He also remained Pakistan’s military chief from March 1976 to August 1988. He was Pakistan's longest-serving head of state.

In addition to Zia, 31 others also died in the plane crash, including chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Akhtar Abdur Rahman, close associate of Zia, Brigadier Siddique Salik, the American Ambassador to Pakistan Arnold Lewis Raphel and General Herbert M. Wassom, the head of the US Military aid mission to Pakistan.
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