Muhammad Zia-ul Haq
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (12 August 1924 – 17 August 1988) was a four-star general who became the sixth President of Pakistan after declaring martial law in 1977. He served as the head of state from 1978 until his death in 1988. He remains the country’s longest-serving head of state.
He is considered a dictator for repression and censorship during his regime, as well as worsening relations with India, starting a project to create nuclear weapons, and helping the Mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan war.