Khadim Hussain Raja received his early education from Central Model High School, Lahore and graduated with Honors’ in English, from Government College, Lahore. In 1942, he joined the British Indian Army and received the King’s Commission from the Indian Military Academy at Dehra Dun. He served in the Burma Theatre till the end of the Second World War in an infantry battalion, and opted for a career in the Pakistan Army after Independence in 1947. During 1947-8, Khadim Hussain Raja volunteered and saw action in Kashmir. He graduated from the Staff College, Quetta, and later from the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. He had the distinction of serving on the faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta, twice. Later he commanded the first Pakistan Battalion (Quaid-i-Azam’s own) at the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, and subsequently rose to the rank of Major General. Before retirement from active duty, he served as Director General Artillery at the General Headquarters. In 1972, Khadim Hussain Raja was appointed to raise and organize the Army Welfare Trust as its founding Managing Director and served this organization for five years before his retirement. Later, he was appointed Ambassador or Pakistan in Mozambique and was also accredited to Angola, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

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