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Wajid Ali Khan Burki

Military Person

Wajid Ali Khan Burki Lieutenant-General Wajid Ali Khan Burki MBE (1900–1988), was a high-profile military official who served as Minister-in-Charge of the Ministry of Health under the military government of Field Marshal Ayub Khan. Burki was one of the leading active-duty military official who played an influential role in advising and formulating the Health reforms and policies of the Ayub Khan Military administration. General Burki was Ayub Khan's right-hand man, and was instrumental in Ayub Khan's rise to power. Until today the three families (Ayub, Burki and Nawab Kalabagh) retain adjoining houses in Islamabad as part of their service in the creation of Islamabad. He is from the Burki Tribe. An army surgeon by training, General Burki played a significant role in the development of the Army's medical facilities, especially AFIP Rawalpindi and the Combined Military Hospital Network. He was knighted MBE (Order of the British Empire) 15 November 1945 by King George VI for Medical Service during WWII. Gen Burki had three sons. Javed Burki (Urdu: جاوید برکی) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 25 tests from 1960 to 1969. Dr. Nausherwan K. Burki founding member of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1900

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