Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani

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Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
1st Governor of West Pakistan
In office
14 October 1955 – 27 August 1957
Monarch Elizabeth II
President Iskander Mirza
Governor-General Iskander Mirza
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Akhter Husain
6th Governor of West Punjab
In office
24 November 1954 – 14 October 1955
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Malik Ghulam Muhammad Iskander Mirza
Preceded by Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola
Succeeded by Attiqur Rahman
Personal details
Born 1905
Died 1981 (aged 76)

Nawab Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (Urdu: مشتاق احمد گرمانی‎; 1905–1981) was a Pakistani politician. In his role as Minister without Portfolio he signed the Karachi Agreement of 1949 that established a ceasefire line between Pakistani and Indian areas of Kashmir, which later become known as the Line of Control. In 1951 he served as the Executive for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas and also stayed as Interior Minister of Pakistan from 1951 till 1954.

Between 1954 and 1957 he served as Governor of Punjab. In 1955, the post of Punjab Governor was abolished and Gurmani went on to become the first Governor of West Pakistan.[1] Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani belonged to the Gurmani Baloch tribe.


Political offices
Preceded by
Khwaja Shahabuddin
Interior Minister of Pakistan
1951 – 1954
Succeeded by
Iskander Mirza
Preceded by
Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah
Governor of Punjab
1954 – 1955
Succeeded by
Part of West Pakistan
Preceded by
Office established
Governor of West Pakistan
1955 – 1957
Succeeded by
Akhter Husain