Khalilur Rehman (governor)

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Khalilur Rehman
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
March 15, 2005 – May 23, 2006
President General Pervez Musharraf
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz
Preceded by Lieutenant-General (retired) Iftikhar Hussain Shah
Succeeded by Ali Jan Aurakzai
Personal details
Born 1934 (82 years old)
Peshawar, British Indian Empire
Nationality Khalilur Rehman
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Alma mater Britannia Royal Naval College
Occupation Naval officer
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Akram Khan Durrani
Military service
Nickname(s) Commander Rahman
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch Naval Jack of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Navy
Years of service 1954-1974
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Commander
Unit Submarine Service Force
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Bangladesh Liberation War
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Khalilur Rehman (Urdu: خلیل الرحمن‎; born 1934) is a retired Commander in the Pakistan Navy who served as the 25th governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] He was the Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan representing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Q) before taking over as governor of the province. During his tenure, Vice Chancellor Professor Said Khan Khalil made illegal appointments in Agricultural University Peshawar. Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani, unhappy with the appointment, the VC to review it. The VC refused with the full support of Governor Rehman. Akram Durrani requested the then Prime Minister that the governor may be relieved of his duties as he is not fit for the job, otherwise he will not support the Federal Government. This message was conveyed to President Pervez Musharraf, who asked the governor to resign. As a result, he resigned in May 2006.


  1. ^ "An uphill task". Dawn. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Iftikhar Hussain Shah
Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2005 – 2006
Succeeded by
Ali Jan Aurakzai
Preceded by
1999 Pakistani coup d'état
Deputy Chairman of the Senate
Succeeded by
Jan Mohammad Jamali