- NAME: Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq
- OCCUPATION: Military Leader, World Leader
- BIRTH DATE: August 12, 1924
- DEATH DATE: August 17, 1988
- EDUCATION: Royal Indian Military Academy
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Jullundur, India
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
- AKA: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
- AKA: Mohammad Zia ul-Haq
- AKA: Muhammad Zia ul-Haq
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Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq served as chief of staff of the Pakistani Army, chief martial-law administrator and president of Pakistan (1978–88).
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Born on August 12, 1924, in Jullundur, India, Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq served with the British army during World War II, working his way up to chief of staff of the Pakistani Army by 1976. A year later, he staged a bloodless coup and assumed the presidency. During his 10-year reign, Zia imposed martial law while building up his military in response to the Soviet invasion of neighboring Afghanistan. He was killed in a plane crash in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on August 17, 1988.
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