Altaf Hussain (pakistani politician)

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Chaudhry Altaf Hussain
19th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan
In office
1992 – 21 May 1995
Preceded by Mian Muhammad Azhar
Succeeded by Lt Gen (Retd) Raja Saroop Khan
Personal details
Born 28 May 1929
Jehlum District
Died 21 May 1995
Lahore, Pakistan
Political party

Pakistan Peoples Party

                  West Pakistan Assembly 1955-1958
                  Majlis-e-shoora 1981-1984
National Assembly of Pakistan 1990-1993
Residence Civil Lines Jhelum.

Altaf Hussain (Late) was the 19th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan from 1992 till May 1995, after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.[1] He belonged to Jhelum District[citation needed] He belonged to a notable Jatt family.[2]

On 29 May 1993, he dissolved the Punjab Assembly and the cabinet led by Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) under political leadership of Nawaz Sharif and appointed Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo as caretaker Chief Minister Punjab. On 9 June 1993, the Lahore High Court temporarily restored the Punjab Assembly. On 28 June 1993, restoration of Punjab Assembly was confirmed by Lahore High Court. However, Altaf Hussain, the then Governor of Punjab dissolved the assembly just seven minutes later.[3] This step was generally condemned by the public[citation needed]


Political offices
Preceded by
Mian Muhammad Azhar
Governor of Punjab
Apr 1993 - Jul 1993
Succeeded by
Raja Saroop Khan