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Chief Martial Law Administrators

Sr. NoNameStart dateEnd date
Sr. No:
Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan
Start date:
Oct. 7, 1958
End date:
June 8, 1962
Sr. No:
Gen. Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan
Start date:
Mar 25, 1969
End date:
Dec. 20, 1971
Sr. No:
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
Start date:
Dec. 20, 1971
End date:
April 21, 1972
Sr. No:
Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul- Haq
Start date:
July 5, 1977
End date:
Dec. 30, 1985

List and History Chief Martial Law Administrator

The Chief Prosecutor of the War Law was a senior governmental authority with the ZMLA as the executive authority in the countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the regional wartime law governor as the deputies who gave important executive powers. For the implementation of martial law in a country to secure the continuity of the government.

Famous Post holders Pakistan are followings:

Ayub Khan

  • Field Marshal Ayub Khan (1958-1962): served as president of Iskander Mirza.

The Pakistani 1958 cites events between October 7. When Pakistani President Iskandar Mirza abolished Pakistan’s constitution and martial law on October 27. When General Ayub Khan, the commander, was overthrown. Commander of the Pakistani Army. One of the reasons why Ayub Khan had to declare martial law in 1959 was the growing tensions between India and Pakistan. Due to this reason water dispute around the canal. For this reason, Pakistan’s agricultural economy has suffered. This is a serious threat, and Ayub has turned against the democratic system in the country. The first military coup in Pakistan came after a period of political instability for a long time. When Pakistan’s dominant political party, Pakistan Muslim League was unable to manage successfully on the basis of programs or policies.

Maj. Gen. Yahya Khan

  • Major General Yahya Khan (1969-1971): Held this position from 25 March 1969 to 20 December 1971, at the same time served as President of Pakistan.

In 1969, when a nationwide campaign came out of control. Ayub Khan decided to transfer power to army chief Yahya Khan. Immediately after his accession to power, Yahya Khan declared martial law in the country on March 25, 1969, and took the title of a chief martial law officer. The Constitution was terminated and the National and Local Societies dissolved.

Gen. Niazi

  • Gen. AK Niazi (1971): The chief administrator of martial law for eastern Pakistan was appointed in 1971 Yahya Khan

A committee headed by Chief Justice Hamoud Rahman Niazi has been charged with several types of misconduct. While serving as the director of martial law in eastern Pakistan. To clarify his name, Niazi was looking for a military court in the public administration of the prosecutor’s judge, but Bhutto and Tika Khan, then chief of staff, never offered it. Niazi tried to practice politics to purge himself. But was imprisoned by General Zia ul-Haq, the chief responsible for martial law in Pakistan, to suppress such acts. In 1998, Niazi issued “East Pakistan’s Betrayal,” in which Yahya Khan, Rao Farman Ali, Tiko Khan and Bhutto were accused of separating eastern Pakistan. Niazi did not accept the execution of Hamoud Rahman because he was believed to have been prepared by one of the guilty parties (Bhutto). They were not a substitute for a military court where the defendants can defend themselves and provide witnesses and disclosure. Niazi argued that the military court would humiliate the names of those who later ascended to high altitudes and that he was used as a scapegoat.

Gen. Tika Khan

  • Lieutenant Tika Khan (1969-1971): Yahya Khan was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the Martial Law Act in Western Pakistan in 1969 and in East Pakistan in 1971.
  • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (1971-1973): He became the first civilian to assume this post in Pakistan after the liberation war in Bangladesh.
  • Major General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq (1977-1978): He held this post under President Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry after the overthrow of Prime Minister Bhutto.

Zia strengthened his power in the government after the charming but still unpopular execution. Bhutto on charges of attempted murder in 1979. Zia suspended political parties this year, banned strikes, imposed strict censorship of the press and declared martial law in the country (abolished nominally in 1985).

Gen. Pervez Musharraf

  • General Pervez Musharraf (1999-2001): He held the position under President Rafiq Tarar, although he was called “Executive Director of Pakistan“.

On October 14, 1999, General Musharraf, then the country’s executive president, He declared a state of emergency and issued a provisional constitutional order suspending Pakistan’s constitution. The military situation was caused by the breakdown of civil-military relations and mounting tensions between Prime Minister Sharif’s top commander. General Musharraf when Sharif tried to free General Musharraf from his leadership, which was sent to Pakistan from Sri Lanka after an official visit.

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