Mahmoud Haroon

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Mahmoud Haroon
Governor of Sindh
In office
23 January 1994 – 21 May 1995
Preceded byHakim Saeed
Succeeded byKamaluddin Azfar
In office
6 August 1990 – 18 July 1993
Preceded byFakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Succeeded byHakim Saeed
Minister for Defence
In office
9 June 1988 – 1 December 1988
Preceded byMuhammad Khan Junejo
Succeeded byBenazir Bhutto
Minister for Interior
In office
5 July 1978 – 18 November 1984
Preceded byAir Marshal Inamul Haq Khan
Succeeded byLt Gen Sardar Farooq Shaukat Khan Lodhi
Mayor of Karachi
In office
19 January 1954 – 26 May 1955
Preceded byH.M. Habibullah Paracha
Succeeded byAl-Haj Malik Bagh Ali
Personal details
Born1920
Died6 November 2008

Mahmoud Abdullah Haroon (1920 – 6 November 2008) Urdu: محمود ہارون was a veteran Pakistani politician with career spanning over five decades and chairman of the Dawn Media Group. He was the second son of Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon, the first being Yusuf Haroon, one of the leaders of Pakistan Movement. During his political career, Mahmoud Haroon served as two-time Governor of Sindh, Federal Interior Minister, Federal Defence Minister, and Mayor of Karachi. He was also the founder of Dubai-based Khaleej Times.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Allah Bakhsh Gabol
Mayor of Karachi
1954–1955
Succeeded by
Al-Haj Malik Bagh Ali
Preceded by
Inamul Haq Khan
Interior Minister of Pakistan
1978–1984
Succeeded by
Sardar F.S. Khan Lodi
Preceded by
Muhammad Khan Junejo
Defence Minister of Pakistan
1988
Succeeded by
Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Governor of Sindh
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Hakim Said
Preceded by
Hakim Said
2nd term
1994–1995
Succeeded by
Kamaluddin Azfar