General muhammad zia-ul-haq was the sixth president of pakistan from july 1977 to his death in august 1988 distinguished by his role in the black september in jordan military operation in 1970, he was appointed as chief of army staff in 1976. General muhammad zia-ul-haq was killed in an air crash on august 17, 1988 he had gone to bhawalpur to see a demonstration of tanks where he was accompanied by a number of generals, including the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, chief of general staff, high-ranking military attaches, as well as the u s ambassador to pakistan.
General zia-ul-haq (centre-left, second row) marching with chairman joint chiefs general muhammad sharif at pma, 1977 zia was commissioned in the british indian army with the 25th cavalry on 12 may 1943 after graduating from the officer training school mhow, and fought against japanese forces in burma in world war ii.
Mohammad zia-ul-haq, (born aug 12, 1924, jullundur, punjab [now in india]—died aug 17, 1988, near bahāwalpur, pakistan), pakistani chief of army staff, chief martial-law administrator, and president of pakistan (1978–88. The state funeral of muhammad zia-ul-haq was held on 19 august 1988 in the shah faisal mosque located in islamabad, pakistan general zia-ul-haq, chief fo army staff (coas) who was also serving as the president of pakistan, had died in a c-130 hercules plane, call sign: pak-1, crashed near the sutlej river on 17 august 1988.
General muhammad zia-ul-haq was the one who enforced martial law for the third time in the brief history of pakistan second child and eldest son of muhammad akram, a teacher in the british army, zia-ul-haq was born on august 12, 1924, at jalandhar.
General muhammad zia-ul-haq (12 august 1924 – 17 august 1988) was the sixth president of pakistan from july 1977 to his death in august 1988 distinguished by his role in the black september in jordan military operation in 1970, he was appointed chief of army staff in 1976. General muhammad zia ul-haq seized power in pakistan in 1977 in a bloodless coup that deposed prime minister zulfikar ali bhutto, and within a couple of years he transformed a relatively secular nation into a fundamentalist islamic dictatorship that had, ironically, strong ties to the united states.