Tuesday, January 7, 2014

KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

King Faisal


Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud April 1906[1] – 25 March 1975) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. As king, he is credited with rescuing the country's finances and implementing a policy of modernization and reform, while his main foreign policy themes were pan-Islamism, anti-Communism, and pro-Palestinian nationalism.[2][3] He successfully stabilized the kingdom's bureaucracy and his reign had significant popularity among Saudis.

In Pakistan

  • Lyallpur, the third largest city of Pakistan, was renamed Faisalabad (lit. "City of Faisal") in 1979 in his honor.
  • The Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is named after him as well. The main highway in Karachi was renamed Shahrah-e-Faisal and a suburb close to Karachi Airport was also renamed Shah Faisal Colony.
  • One of the two major PAF bases in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, is named "PAF Base Faisal" in honour of King Faisal.[75]

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