Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah (Politician)

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Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah is a retired Lieutenant General, Former governor of KPK and ex-ambassador to Turkey. He has also served in  Inter-Services Intelligence.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah

  • In Urdu:

    سید افتخار حسین شاہ

  • Famous As:

    Politician, Lieutenant General (R)

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    He is a graduate of Royal Military College of Science Shrivenham (UK), Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defence College

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  • Profession:

    Army, Politics

  • Born
  • Date:

    14 March 1949

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  • Career
  • Political Party:

    Pakistan Tehreek-i Insaf (PTI)

  • Serve As:

    former Lieutenant General of Pakistan Army, served as K-P governor from 2000-04 as well as Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey.

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Lieutenant General Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah was born on 14 March in 1949.  He is a graduate of Royal Military College of Science Shrivenham (UK), Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defence College. Iftikhar Hussain Shah was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in October 1964 in 30th PMA Long Course and joined an anti-aircraft unit of the Regiment of Artillery. He later joined and graduated from Army Aviation School to become a pilot in the army. [1] profile


The list of his huge career is summarized below: [2] career
  • He has served as instructor at the Pakistan Military Academy, School of Army Air Defence and Air Force Staff College.
  •  He has served in Saudi Arabia and also in India where he was Defence and Army Attaché.
  • In 1993, Iftikhar Hussain Shah served in Inter-Services Intelligence as the Deputy DG of External Wing under Lt Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi.
  • He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in 1996 and remained Director General Joint Staff in Joint Staff Headquarters and commanded Army Air Defence Command.
  • After his retirement from the Army in the year 2000 he was appointed Minister for Communications and later he became Governor of NWFP, a position which he held for 4 and a half year.
  •  He has served as an Ambassador in Turkey. He has served as an advisor with UN in Pakistan. 
  • Presently he is working as the MD Zulfiqarabad Development Authority (ZDA).

Joining of PTI

Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Governor Iftikhar Hussain  joined Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2016 .According to local media, Shah announced his decision in a meeting with PTI Chief Imran Khan. The move came a day after a senior PPP leader and former opposition leader in Punjab Assembly, Raja Riaz joined hands with Imran Khan during the party’s rally in Faisalabad on 20, May 2016. [3] joining

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