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From the Archives (April 1, 1969): Yahya Khan installs himself as Pak. President

General Yahya Khan assumed the office of President of Pakistan to-day [March 31], six days after taking over powers from Field Marshal Ayub Khan, it was officially announced in Rawalpindi. The Pakistan Government issued a statement saying that Gen. Yahya Khan was assuming the Presidency until a new Constitution was framed in Pakistan, which has been under martial law since Mr. Ayub Khan stepped down as President. The 52-year-old Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army who became the Chief Martial Law Administrator last Tuesday [March 25], as violence mounted in Pakistan, becomes the third President of the county. A tough veteran infantry officer of World War II, Gen. Yahya Khan succeeded President Ayub who himself took over from President Mirza in a bloodless coup in 1956.

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