Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Maqbool


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Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Maqbool was born in Faisalabad in 1948(formerly Lyallpur). He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in May, 1966. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College Quetta, the National Defence College, Rawalpindi and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he attended the Senior International Defense Management Course. He holds an M.Sc in Defense and Strategic Studies.
He saw action with an infantry regiment in 1971 Indo-Pakistani War in the Kashmir Sector. During his military career he has held a number of prestigious appointments, including command of a Corps, Infantry Division and Brigade.
He has vast experience of instructional assignments including Chief Instructor at premier institutions of Pakistan i.e. National Defence College and Command and Staff College, Quetta, where he dealt with matters related to strategy and defense policy at the national level. In addition, he served as the Defence and Military Attaches to the United States for two and half years.
Khalid Maqbool was promoted to the rank of Lt. Gen. on October 16, 1998, and made the corps commander of Lahore in place of Lt Gen Mohammad Akram (who proceeded as QMG), a post he continued till August 2000. He then took over as Chairman of National Accountability Bureau until his retirement from Army in October 2001, when he was sworn in as Governor of Punjab province
He was Chairman, National Accountability Bureau for over one year before he was sworn in as Governor of the Punjab Province on October 29, 2001. For meritorious services, he is recipient of the high award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz. On May 15, 2008, Salmaan Taseer was nominated to be new governor of Punjab replacing Lt. Gen. Khalid Maqbool.

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