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Ghulam Faruque Khan

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Name  Ghulam Khan
Role  Politician
Died  1992

[Wikipedia] Ghulam Faruq

Ghulam Faruque Khan HPk, CIE, OBE (7 October 1899 – 29 April 1992) was a Pakistani economist, bureaucrat, politician and industrialist. He was the founder and chairman of Ghulam Faruque Group.


Ghulam Faruque Khan Ghulam Faruque Khan Khattak

Early life

Ghulam Faruque Khan Khattak was born on October 7, 1899 in Midnapore. He was the son of Khan Mir Aslam Khan Khattak (1841–1922), a landlord, social worker, civil contractor and Muslim leader of Nagpur who donated huge amount of money to Muslims education and always stood for the rights of Muslims. Mir Aslam Khan was a Pashtun of the Akor Khel Khattak tribe and was born in the house of Nawab Khan Khattak. His father was Rasual Khan Khattak of Shaidu Khan Khel, which is a village in Nowshera tehsil, Peshawar District of British India (now in Nowshera District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan). Shaidu is home to the Akor Khel, ruling khel of the Khattak tribe, as well as to the Mohallah Khan Khel (Khel stands for a family or descendants) clan who came here when two sons of Khushal Khan Khattak, named Shahbaz Khan Khattak and Abdul Qadir Khan Khattak, came from Akora Khattak to Shaidu. The two larger groups of Khan Khel descend from the brothers. The Akor Khels, a clan named after Akoray, still hold a prominent position in the Khattak tribe.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1944 New Year Honours, and was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in the 1946 New Year Honours.

He was undefeated in every election in which he was a candidate over his entire political career. He defeated Arbab Noor Muhammad Khan in his home town, Peshawar NW.2, in 1970. He was reelected from NW.2 in 1972. He died on April 29, 1992.

Faruque advanced the vision behind the development of the gas fields, He was integral to the development of the printing company that prints Pakistani currency, setting up PIDC & Pakistan's first cement plant and developing the Karachi shipyard and establishing WAPDA..


  • 1921 Joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) as Assistant Traffic Superintendent.
  • 1940 Transport Advisory Officer, Railway Board (BNR).
  • 1942 Controller of Coal Distribution (BNR).
  • 1946 Transport Manager (BNR).
  • 1946 Chief Operating Superintendent, East India Railway (EIR).
  • 1946 First Muslim GM of East Indian Railways
  • 1948 Returned to Pakistan & was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan.
  • 1962 Governor of East Pakistan.
  • 1966 Council for the Ministry of commerce, Rawalpindi Pakistan.
  • 1949 Chairman, of Cotton Board & Jute Board.
  • 1958 Founder Chairman, Pakistan Ordinance Factories (First and last civil Chairman).
  • 1959 Founder Chairman, West Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority.
  • 1983 Chairman, Investment Corporation of Pakistan.
  • 1983 Federal Minister for Commerce & Defence advisor of Pakistan.
  • 1972 N-W-F-P Provincial Minister for Finance, Planning & Development.
  • 1973 Elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan and thereafter nominated member to the federal Council (Majlis-E-Shoora)(Council of Advisors),
  • 1985 Elected to Senate of Pakistan.
  • 1988 Re-elected to Senate of Pakistan.
  • Awards

  • 1944 Officer of the order of British Empire (O.B.E.)
  • 1946 Companion of the order of the Indian Empire
  • 1956 Commander of the Order of (Merit and Spain)
  • 1958 Hilal-i-Pakistan
  • 1966 Hon. Doctorate of science, West Pakistan, University of Engineering & Technology and also Fellow of the charteret, Institute of Transport (London), Member of Association of Iron & Steel Engineers (USA)
  • Ghulam Faruque Group

  • Cherat Cement Company Ltd
  • Cherat Papersack Ltd
  • Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills Ltd
  • Faruque (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Greaves Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Greaves C.N.G (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Greaves Air-Conditioning(Pvt.) Ltd
  • Greaves Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Madian Hydro Power Ltd.—A JV Company
  • Unicol Ltd.—A JV Company
  • Zensoft (Pvt.) Ltd
  • References

    Ghulam Faruque Khan Wikipedia

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