|24th Governor of Punjab (Pakistan)|
29 October 2001 –16 May 2008
|President|| General Pervez Musharraf |
Asif Ali Zardari
|Prime Minister|| Zafarullah Khan Jamali |
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Muhammad Mian Soomro
Yousaf Raza Gillani
|Preceded by||Muhammad Safdar|
|Succeeded by||Salmaan Taseer|
|Alma mater|| Pakistan Military Academy |
Command and Staff College
National Defence University
|Awards|| Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) |
|Chief Minister||Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi|
|Years of service||1966–2001|
|Commands|| Command and Staff College |
Corps Commander Lahore
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
|Post-Retirement Work||Civil Servant and former Governor of the Punjab |
former National Accountability Bureau
Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Maqbool Vohra, (Urdu: خالد مقبول), (born 1948) is a career Pakistan Army officer who remained the longest serving Governor of Punjab, the most populous province of Pakistan, in office under the General Pervez Musharraf government from October 2001 till May 2008. He was replaced by Salmaan Taseer, a business tycoon and owner of the WorldCall Group.
Urdu —or, more precisely, Modern Standard Urdu—is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, it is one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India, having official status in the six states of Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as well as the national capital territory of Delhi. It is a registered regional language of Nepal.
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Khalid Maqbool Vohra was born in Faisalabad (formerly Lyallpur). He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in May 1966 in the 1st War Course in the Baloch Regiment. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College Quetta, the National Defence College, Rawalpindi and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he attended the Senior International Defense Management Course. He holds an MSc. in Defense and Strategic studies.
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