Tassadaq Hussain Khan was
born in village Rehara of Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
He joined the British Indian
as a 2nd Lt.
After independence, he joined the Pakistan
. He fought in the 1965 war with India and was with
the Pakistan Army Units that had re-captured Indian occupied
He had his career in the Baloch Regiment
of Pakistan Army. He was a
member of the Attock Conspiracy to overthrow the dictatorship of
General Ayub Khan
He was followed in the Baloch Regiment by his son Captain Riaz
Hussain Khan, who was severely injured in East Pakistan
during the riots and civil war
in 1971. Captain Riaz, like his father fought and worked valiantly
for Pakistan. Captain Riaz died in 1999, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Army of Oman
retirement from Pakistan Army, he was commissioned to lead the
Armed forces of the Sultanate of Oman.
During his term as Commander In Chief of the Army of Oman, Khan,
led a coup against the Sultan, the coup was unsuccessful. Khan was
airlifted out of Oman to Pakistan, by the Government of Pakistan.
This coup was instrumental in removing the autocratic Government of
the Sultan who was then succeeded by his Son the reformer. He was a
friend of the Shah of Iran
among others in the Middle East.
After retiring from the Army in Oman, he got employment for
thousands of people from the Sudhan
He was a
fierce nationalist who believed in the rights of the people of
Kashmir, in particular the Sudhan tribe.
He joined the Tehrik-e-Istiqlal
political party of Air Marshal Asghar Khan
and fiercely opposed the
dictatorship of Muhammad
He has five daughters and two sons. Most of his children live in
the United States or in England. His daughter, Nasreen Tasadaq Khan
currently residing in Utah USA, was the first one to win a gold
medal in the Masters of English in the Punjab University. Thereby
starting a flood gate of men and women of the Sudhun
tribe who won medals in the fields of study
He died on
October 27, 1980 in