Muhammad Nawaz (general)

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Muhammad Nawaz
Birth name Muhammad Nawaz
Nickname(s) Nawaz
Born (1957-01-01)January 1, 1957
Chiniot, Punjab
Died (2011-06-01)June 1, 2011
Layyah, Punjab
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1978-2011
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit FF Regiment
Commands held 40 Infantry Division
DG Ranger Punjab
Battles/wars Siachen Offense
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Awards Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)

Major General Muhammad Nawaz was General Officer of Pakistan Army.[1] Due to his meritorious service, he was awarded the Hilal e Imtiaz (Military) by the Government of Pakistan.[2]

Early life[edit]

Major General Muhammad Nawaz was born in Chiniot, District Jhang and he received his early education there. He Belonged to Arain Family.

Military career[edit]

Nawaz was accepted into the Pakistan Military Academy (Kakul) in 1978 in the 61st PMA Long Course. After successful completion of Military Training from Pakistan Military Academey Kakul he was awarded commission in the Pakistan Army on 27 March 1980, and was inducted into the 14 Frontier Force Regiment. He has also obtained his BSc in War Studies from Command and Staff College, Quetta.[3] He also attended National Defence University, Islamabad[4] where he holds a M.Sc. degree in War Studies. Apart from active service with his own Regiment 14 FF, he commanded 31 Infantry Brigade. He had also held various staff appointments as brigade major of 44 IMBG, staff officer Headquarters PAP MODA at Saudi Arabia, deputy director general at Dte General ISI and D&AA Pakistan Embassy at Tehran (Iran).

He was promoted to the rank of major general on 8 August 2008.[5][6] After promotion to the rank of major general he was posted as general officer commanding 40th Infantry Division, Okara and later on as director general of Punjab Rangers.[7]


While he was on duty and traveling in his official helicopter on a military assignment, the chopper experienced technical problems and crashed in the Indus River. Nawaz, along with cabin crew, died on the spot.[8][9] He was buried in his native town Chiniot with full military honor[10]


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  2. ^ "Army Medals". 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Command & Staff College". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  4. ^ "National Defence University, Islamabad". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  6. ^ "26 Pak army Brigadiers promoted to rank of Major General". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Pakistan Rangers (Punjab)". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  9. ^ "DG Rangers, son among four killed in 'copter crash 60 pc of helicopter's wreckage recovered". 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  10. ^ "DG Rangers, others laid to rest". 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2013-10-17.