Major General (retd) Sardar Muhammad
Anwar Khan, (born 9 May, 1945 in Tain, Poonch
District, Azad Jammu & Kashmir) is a career soldier and politician who served as
the President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir 25
August, 2001 to 23
He was replaced by
Raja Zulqarnain Khan.
Sardar Anwar Khan received his early education from the village
Tain and then joined the Pakistan Army
in 1966 and was commissioned in the famous Azad Kashmir Regiment
. He is a
graduate of the Command and
, Quetta, Pakistan Naval Staff College
Karachi and National Defence
, Islamabad. He also attended the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania and received a Master's Degree in
During a span of 35 years of a distinguished Army career, he held
various important commands of staff and instructional appointments.
He commanded two infantry battalions, a brigade and as Major
General commanded two infantry divisions. As a young officer he
also actively participated in 1971 war in the Kashmir Sector. He
made significant contribution to the leadership development within
the Pakistan Army as an Instructor at the Pakistan Military Academy
of Infantry and Tactics, Command and Staff College, Quetta and as
the Chief Instructor at National Defence College, Islamabad from
December 1996 to December 1998. He retired from the army as Vice
Chief of General Staff (VCGS) in July 2001. He also served as the
colonel commandant of Azad Kashmir Regiment till April 2003.
He is married and has three sons and two daughters.
- Yaqoob Malik. "Armed
forces proved their capability: Musharraf" Dawn, April