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Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari (Punjabi, Urdu: سردار فاروق احمد خان لغاری) (May 29, 1940 – October 20, 2010) was the eighth President of Pakistan from November 14, 1993 until December 2, 1997. He was the first Balouch President of Pakistan.

Sardar Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari was born in Choti Zareen, a village of Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab on May 29, 1940 during the British Raj and died on October 20, 2010 due to cardiac arrest. He was born into a political family that has been active in politics in this part of the world since the pre-colonial days. His father Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari]] and grand father Nawab Muhmammad Jamal Khan Leghari had both been ministers. Leghari was the major landowner in the area and who owns approximately 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land.

After his initial schooling at Aitchison College, Lahore (where he was the head boy and declared the Best Leaving Student of 1957) Leghari graduated with honours from the Forman Christian College, Lahore, Punjab where again he was amongst the best students. From there he went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University.

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