Pakistani History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 303

  • 1882-10-14 University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
  • 1887-07-04 The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi
  • 1893-11-12 The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
  • 1906-12-30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1931-05-31 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
  • 1933-01-28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
  • 1935-05-31 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people
  • 1940-03-23 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
  • 1946-08-16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
  • 1947-06-03 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

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1947-07-10 Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1947-08-08 Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
  • 1947-08-14 Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
  • 1947-08-15 India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
  • 1947-08-17 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
  • 1948-01-01 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • 1948-01-29 Pakistan Socialist Party is founded
  • 1948-09-12 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • 1951-10-16 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1952-10-16 Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952-10-18 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
  • 1952-10-25 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
  • 1952-10-26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • 1952-12-14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • 1953-11-02 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • 1954-07-02 Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes v Pakistan
  • 1954-08-04 The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.
  • 1954-10-23 Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
  • 1955-03-01 Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
  • 1955-09-23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1955-11-09 NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
  • 1956-02-29 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
  • 1956-03-23 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • 1956-05-12 East Pakistan struck by cyclone & tidal waves
  • 1956-10-11 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • 1956-10-17 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
  • 1956-10-22 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1957-09-29 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
  • 1957-09-29 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
  • 1957-10-17 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • 1957-12-16 Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad completes 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies
  • 1958-02-05 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-02-28 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
  • 1958-03-01 West Indies cricket team declares at stumps with a score of 3-790 vs Pakistan
  • 1958-03-19 Gary Sobers completes a century in each innings for WI vs. Pakistan
  • 1958-09-08 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • 1958-10-27 Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
  • 1959-03-07 West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
  • 1959-03-29 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
  • 1959-05-30 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-12-08 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959-12-16 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
  • 1960-02-14 Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
  • 1960-06-11 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • 1960-08-01 Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1960-10-11 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • 1964-10-29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1964-12-04 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • 1965-01-02 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
  • 1965-04-07 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 1965-04-08 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 1965-05-20 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • 1965-05-25 India & Pakistan border fights
  • 1965-07-21 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
  • 1965-08-06 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • 1965-09-01 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1965-09-06 India invades West Pakistan - official beginning of the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-09-22 India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War
  • 1965-12-06 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • 1966-01-10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • 1966-02-02 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • 1967-11-30 The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.
  • 1968-02-04 Around 100 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, escaping discrimination
  • 1969-03-25 Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres
  • 1969-04-14 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
  • 1970-11-12 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • 1970-11-12 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan killing up to 500,000 - deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • 1971-03-26 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
  • 1971-11-21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
  • 1971-12-03 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1971-12-04 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
  • 1971-12-04 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
  • 1971-12-14 The Pakistan Army executes over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals during the Bangladesh Liberation War
  • 1971-12-16 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
  • 1971-12-16 India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
  • 1971-12-17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • 1971-12-20 Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-01-05 President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1972-01-10 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • 1972-01-11 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
  • 1972-01-30 Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations
  • 1972-07-02 India & Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1972-12-29 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • 1973-01-07 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • 1973-01-08 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • 1973-01-11 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • 1973-02-02 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
  • 1973-02-11 1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1469-04-15 Guru Nanak, Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru, born in Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1539)

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • 1534-09-24 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1581)
  • 1817-10-17 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1870-04-20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • 1876-12-25 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)
  • 1877-11-09 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • 1884-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)
  • 1885-02-14 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1893-07-30 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • 1894-07-19 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)
  • 1895-10-01 Liaquat Al Khan, attorney/premier of Pakistan (1947-51)
  • 1896-10-02 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
  • 1897-10-19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1897-11-16 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1898-12-05 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • 1899-11-15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • 1903-11-20 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (d. 1981)
  • 1904-01-01 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • 1904-09-09 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1907-05-14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • 1908-07-09 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1908-09-01 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
  • 1910-01-07 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • 1911-11-09 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1912-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • 1912-09-23 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • 1914-09-12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  • 1915-01-20 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • 1915-02-26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1915-07-22 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1916-07-31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist
  • 1917-02-04 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
  • 1917-12-15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
  • 1919-11-05 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1920-01-09 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • 1920-07-16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 1921-08-05 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1921-10-15 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman)
  • 1921-12-25 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1922-06-01 Abdul Rashid, Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954)
  • 1923-03-20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1923-08-04 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
  • 1923-12-21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • 1924-08-12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1924-08-18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • 1925-03-26 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1926-01-20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • 1926-01-20 Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-26 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • 1926-07-21 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter
  • 1926-11-22 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1927-02-18 Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
  • 1927-05-01 Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
  • 1927-06-15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • 1927-07-25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • 1928-01-01 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-05 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • 1928-01-05 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1928-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
  • 1929-07-07 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1929-12-22 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • 1930-04-10 Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
  • 1930-09-23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1930-10-01 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • 1930-10-10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • 1930-12-15 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
  • 1931-09-22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
  • 1931-12-14 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1932-02-29 Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
  • 1932-04-02 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
  • 1934-07-10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1934-07-23 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • 1934-12-21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, born in Junagadh, India (d. 2016)
  • 1935-02-04 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • 1935-06-11 Sheikh Fazalur Rehman, cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958)
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1935-12-20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • 1936-04-27 Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
  • 1937-08-03 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
  • 1937-10-01 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • 1938-03-10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938-04-08 Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
  • 1938-05-08 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • 1938-10-02 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (d. 1983)
  • 1938-10-13 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • 1939-01-17 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
  • 1939-07-15 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • 1939-12-31 Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
  • 1940-05-29 Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan
  • 1940-11-21 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1941-05-14 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1941-06-16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • 1941-08-14 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • 1941-11-20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • 1941-12-28 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • 1942-08-30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1987-12-18 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future Prime Minister, marries Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto

Famous Deaths

  • 1898-03-27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • 1938-04-21 Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • 1948-09-11 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71
  • 1951-02-12 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
  • 1951-10-16 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • 1953-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-07-11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1958-02-14 Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • 1963-08-27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1963-12-05 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • 1967-07-08 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • 1970-10-12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)
  • 1970-12-09 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • 1971-08-20 Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
  • 1973-12-18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 1974-04-20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • 1978-01-11 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1978-01-18 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
  • 1979-04-04 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
  • 1979-08-23 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • 1980-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
  • 1980-08-08 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
  • 1980-12-28 Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
  • 1981-01-22 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (b. 1903)
  • 1982-02-22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1982-06-02 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • 1983-07-27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1986-04-20 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer (b. 1916)
  • 1987-02-10 Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Pakistani painter, calligrapher and artist (b. 1930)
  • 1987-02-11 Sadequain, famous Pakistani painter and artist. (b. 1930)
  • 1988-07-26 Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani scholar (b. 1919)
  • 1988-08-15 Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
  • 1988-08-17 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
  • 1988-09-22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • 1991-02-08 Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • 1991-12-25 Mahmood Hussain, cricketer (27 Tests for Pakistan, 68 wickets), dies
  • 1992-05-08 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies
  • 1993-01-08 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • 1993-09-29 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • 1994-04-14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1994-09-01 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • 1995-04-16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • 1996-07-12 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • 1997-08-16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
  • 1998-10-17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • 2000-08-13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • 2000-09-10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2000-12-11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2002-11-08 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2003-02-20 Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
  • 2003-06-13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2005-05-30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2005-09-06 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005-09-25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-10-11 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • 2006-01-26 Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • 2006-09-29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006-12-18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-03-18 Bob Woolmer, South African cricketer and Pakistan national coach (b. 1948)
  • 2007-07-10 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)

MurderAssassination

2007-12-27 Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan is assassinated at 54

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 2008-10-03 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2011-04-22 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2011-05-02 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, shot and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan by navy seals during Operation Neptune Spear at 54

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2013-03-18 Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • 2016-02-02 Intizar Hussain, Pakistani and Urdu writer and columnist, dies in his early 90s
  • 2016-07-08 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philantropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • 2016-08-11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81