|Biographical detail : ||A former President of Pakistan
A former president of Pakistan (1993-98), Farooq Leghari was the eighth head of the state of his country since independence in 1947. He dismissed the government of the PPP prime minister Benazir Bhutto, in 1996, over corruption charges. He resigned after developing differences with Bhutto’s successor, Nawaz Sharif.
He also briefly served as foreign minister in 1993 during Benazir Bhutto’s second stint in government.
Farooq Leghari was a founding member of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Born into a wealthy political family Farooq Leghari studied at Oxford University. He later joined Pakistan’s civil service, entering politics after the death of his father.