Hamid Nawaz Khan

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Hamid Nawaz Khan
Nickname(s) Gen. Hamid Nawaz
Died 24 February 2014[1]
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Pakistan Army
Years of service 1966–2001
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Punjab Regiment (Pakistan)
Commands held 33rd Infantry Division
Command and Staff College
National Defence University
Vice Chief of General Staff (VCGS)
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Awards Hilal-i-Imtiaz (military)
Other work Civil servant

Lieutenant General Hamid Nawaz Khan, HI(M), was a career Pakistan Army soldier who served as Federal Interior Minister from November 2007 to April 2008 and Defence Secretary of Pakistan from 2001 to 2005. He also held Chair positions at Pakistan International Airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Fauji Foundation. He was the nephew of Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi from his fathers side, one of the founders of Pakistan and the first education minister of Pakistan thus belongs to the Malhi Jatt community.

Education and Army Career[edit]

Nawaz Khan was a commerce graduate with honours from Punjab University and M.Sc. in War Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He was commissioned in the army in 1966 and served for 34 years, where he was the chief of staff in a Corps Headquarters and Instructor in Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University, Islamabad. He commanded the 33rd Infantry Division at Quetta for three years (1995–1998), served as Chief Instructor of Armed Forces War College at the then National Defense College, Islamabad (1998–2000). He was then promoted to Lieutenant General in March 2000 and posted as the Vice Chief of the General Staff (VCGS) from where he retired in March 2001.


  1. ^ "Ex-Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz passes away". The Nation. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aftab Ahmad Sherpao
Interior Minister of Pakistan
2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Rehman Malik