Ghulam Haider

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Ghulam Haider
غلام حیدر
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In office
Personal details
Born 1890
Jaghori, Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died 12 March 1968(1968-03-12) (aged 77)
Citizenship British Subject (1908–1943) Afghani Citizens (1945–1968)
Father Khuda Raham
Occupation Army
Profession Officer (armed forces), Shia clergy,
Ethnicity Hazara
Military service
Allegiance  British Empire
Service/branch Army
Rank Naik
Unit 106th Hazara Pioneers, 1/127th Queen Mary's Own Baluchistan Light Infantry
Battles/wars World War 1, World War 2, Mesopotamian campaign, Burma Campaign
Awards Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.pngOrder of the British Empire

Naik Ghulam Haider, (Dari: غلام حیدر‎), (Born 2 August 1890 – 12 March 1968) MBE was a Naik from Baluchistan, British India. He belongs to the Hazara Community.

After gaining commission as an officer in the British Indian Army, he served in both World Wars and with distinction in the World War I and World War II on the side of United Kingdom and opted for Pakistan as an aftermath of partition of British India in 1947.


Ghulam Haider was born on 1890 in Jaghori, Ghazni, Afghanistan into Persian-speaking descent who belonged to a Hazara tribal tradition. After his coming from Afghanistan he was recruited to the British Indian Army as a Jawan in 1908 and eventually joined the 106th Hazara Pioneers after being promoted as the Naik– a non-commissioned officer in the British Indian Army.

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