Abdul Qayyum (general)

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Abdul Qayyum
Nickname(s)General Qayyum
BornChakwal District, Pakistan
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Army
Years of service1968 – 2004
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant-General
UnitPakistan Army Artillery Corps
Commands heldInfantry Brigade and Army Artillery Division[citation needed]
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1971
AwardsHilal-i-Imtiaz (military)
Other workFormer Chairman of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF)
Chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills

Lieutenant General Abdul Qayyum (Urdu: عبدالقیوم‎) is a retired three-star general of the Pakistan Army who has been the chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories and chairman of board of Pakistan Steel Mills.

Early life[edit]

Abdul Qayyum, Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), is a retired lieutenant general of the Pakistan army. He hails from the rural areas of Chakwal District of Punjab province of Pakistan.[citation needed]


He entered the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, in May 1966 as a cadet and was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in April 1968 and retired as a three-star general in January 2004. He remained the chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories from September 1998 to January 2004.[1]


After his retirement, he became chairman of the board of Pakistan Steel Mills in 2004 and remained there until September 2006.[1] He resigned from there under protest[citation needed] against a privatization attempt of Pakistan's largest integrated steel plant which was later cancelled by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.General Qayyum is also the president of Nazria Pakistan forum Islamabad chapter which was being run under the patronage of renowned journalist late Majid Nizami. He has been contributing a column to daily Nawa-i-Waqt every Friday under the title of Fikr-o-Khayal'for about 7 years from 2007 to 2014 [2] He appears frequently in television talk shows as a politico-defense analyst.

The retired general joined politics in April 2012 and is now part of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N).[3] He is also a member of senate of Pakistan since March 2015. He is chairman of Senate standing committee on Defence production for the last four years and is also member of senate Defence, Kashmir, Antinorcotics and Statistics . As politico Defence analyst Senator Lt General Qayyum is known for his balanced and objective inputs in both cold and print media on important national and inter national issues . The Senator was also sent to Britain in 2016 as a special envoy of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Kashmir where he effectively highlighted the details of human right violations and blatant atrocities being committed by seven hundred thousand strong Indian Army to suppress the voice of unarmed Kashmiris demanding for their right of self determination as promised by the United Nation .The General is a keen golfer with 14 handicap.

Bibliography[citation needed][edit]

Qayyum is an author of four books namely:

  • Islam in perspective
  • Fikr-o-khayal Part 1&2
  • Pakistan kay androoni masail
  • Pakistan aalmi tanazur main


  1. ^ a b "Lt. Gen (R) Abdul Qayyum". www.awaztoday.pk. Retrieved Feb 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-06-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Hassan, Mirza (Apr 20, 2012). "Lt. Gen (R) Abdul Qayyum joins PML-N". Retrieved Feb 26, 2019.

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