Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

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President Ronald Reagan and Bill Clark meeting with President Zia-ul-Haq, 1982.

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (12 August 192417 August 1988) was 6th president of of Pakistan (1977–1988). He was born in Jalandhar of Indian Punjab and migrated to Pakistan after partition of sub-continent in 1947. He was well known for his work to contain Soviets in Afghanistan and Islamization of Pakistan and Afghanistan.


  • What is a constitution? It is a booklet with twelve or ten pages. I can tear them away and say that tomorrow we shall live under a different system. Today, the people will follow wherever I lead. All the politicians including the once mighty Mr. Bhutto will follow me with tails wagging.
  • Cricket can be a bridge and a glue... Cricket for peace is my mission.
    • Quoted in Helen Exley Cricket Quotations (1992)[1]

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  1. Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers: Edinburgh, U.K, 2005, p. 937