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Azim Daudpoto
Born September 14, 1933(1933-09-14) (age 88)
Place of birth Bombay, British India
(now Mumbai, India)
Allegiance  Pakistan
 Zimbabwe
Service/branch  Pakistan Air Force
 Zimbabwe Air Force
Years of service 1951–1989
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Air Marshal
Unit PAF No. 15 Squadron Cobras
Commands held Sargodha Airbase
Air Force of Zimbabwe
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Awards Sitar-e-Jurat (1965 war)
Sitar-e-Imtiaz
Hilal-e-Imtiaz
Zimbabwe Order Of Merit in the class of Commander
Other work former Head of Pakistan International Airlines
former Governor of Sindh

Air Marshal Mohammed Azim Daudpoto, commonly known as Azim Daudpota, (born 14 September 1933 in Bombay) was a three-star officer in the Pakistan Air Force who went on to briefly serve as Governor of Sindh.

Air force career[edit | edit source]

Daudpoto joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force in 1951 and as a general duties pilot. The following year he commenced a course of training at Royal Australian Air Force Academy from where he graduated in 1955. After service as a pilot and then as Squadron Commander of numbers 15 and 17; he attended the PAF Staff College before serving on the staff of the Pakistani High Commission in Delhi. After a further period of training at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, Daudpoto commanded PAF Bases Rafiqui and Sargodha.

Chief of Zimbabwe Air Force[edit | edit source]

In 1983 the Zimbabweans sought assistance from Pakistan as they wanted to replace the former Rhodesian officer who then headed up the Air Force of Zimbabwe. Daudpoto was selected and served as Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe from July 1983 to January 1986.[1]

Civilian work[edit | edit source]

On his return to Pakistan, Daudpoto became the Managing Director and Chairman Of Pakistan International Airlines from Jan 1986 to April 1990. He became the Chairman of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation. He joined Kashmir Corporation as an Executive Director in April 1990; from 25 October 1999 to 24 May 2000, Daudpoto became the Governor of Sindh.[2]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Norman Walsh
Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe
1983 – 1986
Succeeded by
Josiah Tungamirai
Business positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines
1986 – 1990
Succeeded by
Unknown
Political offices
Preceded by
Mamnoon Hussain
Governor of Sindh
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Muhammad Mian Soomro

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