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Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
|1st Governor of West Pakistan|
14 October 1955 – 27 August 1957
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Akhter Husain|
|3rd Minister of Interior|
26 November 1951 – 24 October 1954
|Prime Minister||Khawaja Nazimuddin
Mohammad Ali Bogra
|Preceded by||Khwaja Shahabuddin|
|Succeeded by||Iskander Mirza|
Kot Addu, Punjab, British India (present day Punjab, Pakistan)
Nawab Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani (Urdu: مشتاق احمد گرمانی; 1905–1981) was a Pakistani politician who served as the Diwan of the Bahawalpur State. After the partition of India and the accession of Bahawalpur, he served as a 'Minister without Portfolio' in the central Government of Pakistan in charge Kashmir Affairs, and later as the Interior Minister of Pakistan and Governor of the 'One Unit' of West Pakistan.
Gurmani was born in wa ell known landlord Gurmani family of village Thatha Gurmani in Kot Addu in district Muzaffargarh.
In his role as 'Minister without Portfolio' but in charge of Kashmir Affairs, he signed the Karachi Agreement of 1949 that established a ceasefire line between Pakistani and Indian areas of Kashmir, which later became known as the Line of Control. In 1951, he served as the Executive for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas and also served 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. Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani belonged to the Gurmani Baloch tribe. After his death his family made a foundation called Gurmani Foundation which gave huge amount of one billion rupees in LUMS University Lahore for the establishment of new department named as Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani school of humanities and social sciences. Between the war of 1965 between Pakistan and India he and his brother Mian Niaz ahmed Gurmani gave 30 square of his fertile land to Pakistan defence fund in regard of the families of martyres in the wars. He also served as a prime minister in the princely state of Bahawalpur before partition.
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- Agricultural crisis in Pakistan, speeches, 1957.
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- Provinces of Pakistan since 1947 - World Statesmen website
| Interior Minister of Pakistan
1951 – 1954
Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah
| Governor of Punjab
1954 – 1955
Part of West Pakistan
| Governor of West Pakistan
1955 – 1957
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