Former ISI Chief Hamid Gul Dies In Murree Of Brain Hemorrhage
The retired army officer and defense analyst suffered a brain hemorrhage and remained hospitalized at the Combined Military Hospital in Murree because of his bad health.
Chief Hamid Gul was awarded by Sitara-e-Basalat and Hilal-e-Imtiaz as he was a brave soldier, was born in Sargodha on 20 November, 1936.
He got education from Pakistan Military Academy, Government College University, Lahore and later on—became a part of the Pakistani military in 1954 and was commissioned in the army in 1956.
Late Gul attained training from the Staff College Quetta in era of 1968-1969, was being performed his duties as a battalion commander from 1972 to 1976, while later achieved promotion and became brigadier in 1978.
He showed praiseworthy bravery in 1965 war as a tank commander and for this, was awarded with Sitara-i-Jurat.
Gul was promoted to Brigadier in 1978 and gradually developed Martial Law Administrator of Bahawalpur as well the Commander of the 1st Armoured Division, Multan in 1982.
The General and sixth President of Pakistan, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq also admired his advancing and efforts to raise Pakistani military. In May 1989, PM Benazir Bhutto appointed him the ISI commander.
The 78-year-old Gul carried out the Zarb-e-Momin military exercise in November–December 1989, which considered the largest Armed Forces who showed off praiseworthy performances since 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.
Gen. Gul has been performed his duties as ISI chief from 1987 to 1989, at the end of the US-backed Afghan Jihad against the then Soviet Union.
Hamid Gul’s honest acts will be remembered forever as he named his life to protect nation.