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Former KP governor Lt Gen Iftikhar passes away

March 16, 2020

PESHAWAR: Former Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lt Gen (R) Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah passed away after a brief illness. He was 70. He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in October 1964 and joined an anti-aircraft unit of the Artillery Regiment. In 1993, Iftikhar Hussain Shah served in ISI as the Deputy Director General External Wing.

After his retirement from the Army in 2000, he was appointed minister for communications and later became governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the then called NWFP and held the position for four and a half years. He has also served as an Ambassador to Turkey and an adviser to United Nations in Pakistan. He left a widow and three daughters. His prominent services included establishment of BISE Malakand, BISE Kohat, Kohat University and Shifa International (Eye-care Hospital).