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General Muhammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan at the Woking Mosque

Photograph scanned from print in private collection

Ayub Khan

Left-most, in suit: Ayub Khan. Wearing turban: Khan Bahadur Ghulam Rabbani Khan, Imam

Based on reports in The Islamic Review, December 1950 issue, this photograph may have been taken in October 1950 at one of the two occasions mentioned below:

  • The centre pages of this issue contains photographs of the occasion of Id-ul-Adha, 23rd October 1950. One of these photographs shows Ayub Khan with Ghulam Rabbani Khan and others (although it is not the one above).
  • On p. 41 of this issue it is reported: “A reception in honour of the Commander-in-Chief designate of the Pakistan Army, Lt.-General Muhammad Ayub Khan, was arranged by the Imam on Monday, 30th October, 1950, at the Shah Jehan Mosque, Woking. About thirty-six guests were entertained to afternoon tea and dinner.”

Ayub Khan was later President of Pakistan from October 1958 to March 1969.

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