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Mohammad Azim Daudpota
|Born||September 14, 1933|
Bombay, British India
(now Mumbai, India)
|Died||April 3, 2017(aged 83)|
|Service/|| Pakistan Air Force|
Air Force of Zimbabwe
|Years of service||1951–1989|
|Unit||PAF No. 15 Squadron Cobras|
|Commands held||Sargodha Airbase|
Air Force of Zimbabwe
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965|
|Awards||Sitar-e-Jurat (1965 war)|
Zimbabwe Order Of Merit in the class of Commander
|Other work||former Head of Pakistan International Airlines|
former Governor of Sindh
Air Marshal Mohammed Azim Daudpota, commonly known as Azim Daudpota, (14 September 1933 – 3 April 2017), was a three-star officer in the Pakistan Air Force who went on to serve as the Chief of Air Staff of Air Force of Zimbabwe, and then to briefly serve as Governor of Sindh. At the time of his death Daudpota was the chairman of the board at Macpac Films Limited, a Pakistani company which manufactures BOPP films and claimed to be the pioneer of the BOPP film industry in Pakistan.
Air force career
Daudpota joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force in 1951 and as a general duties pilot. The following year he commenced a course of training at Royal Australian Air Force Academy from where he graduated in 1955. After service as a pilot and then as Squadron Commander of numbers 15 and 17; he attended the PAF Staff College before serving on the staff of the Pakistani High Commission in Delhi. After a further period of training at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, Daudpota commanded PAF Bases Rafiqui and Sargodha.
Chief of Zimbabwe Air Force
In 1983 the Zimbabweans sought assistance from Pakistan as they wanted to replace the former Rhodesian officer who then headed the Air Force of Zimbabwe. Daudpota was selected and served as Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe from July 1983 to January 1986.
On his return to Pakistan, Daudpota became the Managing Director and Chairman Of Pakistan International Airlines from January 1986 to April 1990. He became the Chairman of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation. He joined Kashmir Corporation as an Executive Director in April 1990; from 25 October 1999 to 24 May 2000, Daudpota became the Governor of Sindh. He was also the chairman of the board at Macpac Films Limited.
| Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe
1983 – 1986
| Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines
1986 – 1990
| Governor of Sindh
1999 – 2000
Muhammad Mian Soomro