Abdul Hamid Khan (general)
|Abdul Hamid Khan|
|Buried at||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Years of service||1939–1971|
|Commands held||11th Infantry Division, Lahore
I Corps, Kharian
Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Pakistan Army
|Battles/wars||World War II
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Abdul Hamid Khan, (Urdu: عبد الحمید خان) HQA, SPk, SQA, was a Pakistan Army General. He was the deputy commander-in-chief, Pakistan Army under President General Yahya Khan during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.
His father belonged to Baramula district Kashmir, India. His mother was native from Burma. He was born in Burma. After the revolution in Burma in 1930s his father moved to village Sathal close to present Gugrat in Punjab, Pakistan.
Santhal became his native Village near Pahrianwali Tehsil Phalia District Mandi Bahauddin district. Still have standing their house which was built at that time in the Village. Agriculture land was sold by his Sons. Has three sons. One is industrialist, 2nd is Brigadier (Retired) and third is a Farmer.
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1965 Battle of Khem Karan
During the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War, then Major General Abdul Hamid Khan served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 11th Infantry Division at Kasur. This division in addition to 10th Infantry Division under Major General Sarfraz Khan repelled the Indian thrust at Lahore on 6 September 1965. His division captured the district of Khem Karan in Indian Punjab, though further advances were checked. He then repulsed multiple counter-attacks by the Indian Army in an effort to retake Khem Karan.
Career in the Yahya Government
After the war, Abdul Hamid Khan was promoted to Lieutenant General and served as the commander of I Corps, then based in Kharian (it is currently based in Mangla). After martial law was imposed by General Yahya Khan on 25 March 1969, Lt Gen Hamid Khan was made the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army and Deputy Martial Law Administrator of the country. During that time he briefly held the cabinet portfolio of Home Affairs for four months.
1971 Indo-Pakistan War
General Hamid, the deputy c-in-c of Army, was blamed along with General Yahya Khan for the Pakistani military debacle during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.
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Afzal Rahman Khan
|Interior Minister of Pakistan
Sardar Abdur Rashid Khan