Diaries of Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, 1966–1972

ISBN 9780199068586
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Pakistan’s first military ruler, Mohammad Ayub Khan, became the country’s first Pakistani Commander-in-Chief in 1951, and subsequently served as defence minister. Following a bloodless coup, he became President on 27 October 1958.
The present volume contains the diaries maintained by Field Marshal Ayub Khan from September 1966 to October 1972, a turbulent period that included Ayub Khan's yielding of the presidency to Yahya Khan, the end of the unified state of Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh; and the accession of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The book offers authentic material for scholars, academics, students, and general readers interested in Pakistan’s political history, and will be of special interest to those who lived through those difficult times.
Professor Craig Baxter has included additional notes on prominent personalities and events mentioned in the diaries.