Ayub Khan.


'Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests. We have a missile program, and it is in the national interest whatever we want to do.'

Born on 14 May 1907, Muhammad Ayub Khan was a Pakistani army general and the second President of Pakistan: the first to do so through a military coup. During Ayub's first term, Pakistan became a global player, with alliances with the United States and China reaching new heights, along with widespread development across the country in the form of new hydroelectric power stations, dams, a new space program and agricultural reforms.

In 1965, Ayub Khan ran for reelection against Fatima Jinnah, controversially edging out his...

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