Published on 29 Sep 2010 | over 6 years ago
General Ayub Khan , born In Haripur, Abbottabad, Pakhtun of the Tareen tribe, he was the first military ruler and second President of Pakistan from 1958 to 1969.
Corruption had become so widespread within the national and civic systems of administration that Ayub Khan was welcomed as a national hero by the people, their were sick and tired of the political instability that had racked the country.
Under Ayub Leadership, industrial sector growed rapidly ,This improved the economy. Khan also passed educational and land reforms, which also benefited the growth of Pakistan. It was under Ayub Khan that the capital was moved from Karachi to Islamabad, newly built city in 1962.
During the midnight between September 5 and September 6, India crossed the Lahore border, despite assurances at international forums that it would not cross international borders.
The next day, then Pakistan President Ayub Khan addressed the nation and said, 'We are at war with India.'
The speech is considered as one of the most memorable by a President of Pakistan. 'India has dared to go to war with a people whose hearts are filled with the message of Kalama of Quran that says there is no one like Prophet Mohammed: the Prophet of Allah.' Khan said. 'We will never tolerate such attacks. Our army has been sent to borders and you too must be ready and form the second line of defence.'
It was a special moment in Pakistan's history. It was when we became a nation. A wave of emotion covered Pakistanis. People came out in big numbers to participate in rallies in support of the army.