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Presidential Presentation Portrait of General Ayub Khan of Pakistan, 1966
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Presidential Presentation Portrait of General Ayub Khan of Pakistan, 1966

Measurements: Overall: 28cm (11in) x 21cm (8.25in)

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An autographed black and white half length portrait photograph of General Ayub Khan, second President of Pakistan. Signed in the President’s hand lower right and contained in an easel backed silver frame applied with star and crescent in gold. The whole contained in a silk lined fitted case Kashmir Silver Works, Karachi and Rawalpindi.

General Ayub Khan (1907-1974) was the son of a Rissaldar-Major in Hodson’s Horse and was educated at Sandhurst. Commissioned into 1/14th Punjab Regiment in 1928, he served in Burma during the Second Word War, and was appointed to the command of his regiment. In 1946, he was posted to the command of brigade in South Waziristan and at Partition he was one of the most senior serving generals in the British Indian Army. In 1951 he was promoted to the command of the Pakistan Army. Following the declaration of martial law and three months before his tenure as that commander-in-chief expired, he deposed President Iskandar Mirza in a military coup.


 

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