Naseerullah Khan Babur born in 1928 in Pirpiai, then North West Frontier Province, Brithish India, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Attended Presentation Convent School Peshawar from 1935 to 1939 and Burn Hall School, Srinagar from 1939 to 1941. He joined Pakistan Army in 1948 and was privileged member of first ever batch of PMA long course which graduated in 1950.
Babur served in Pakistan Army from 1948 to 1974 and fought two famous wars 1965 and 1971. He served in Artillery Corps and Army Aviation Corps was pioneered by him.
During 1965 war his helicopter mistakenly landed in Indian base and there was no chance he could get out of the situation but he showed great presence of mind and courage when he ordered the stationed Indian troops to lay their weapons as they are surrounded by Pakistan Army and he was here to negotiate the terms for peaceful surrender of surrounded troops. Indian soldiers were so confused and frightened that they surrendered their weapons to a single Pakistani soldier.
Naseerullah Babur resigned from army in 1974 when he was serving as a Major General. He was appointed as Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa then NWFP in 1974. He joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in 1977 when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo was arrested by a military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq. When Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo was hung he threw his Hilal-e-Jurat and all army medals in Military tribunal.
Babur remained Special Assistant to Prime Minister (Benazir Bhutoo) during her firs regime in 1988 and Interior Minister during her second stint as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
General Babur was a controversial figure for backing Taliban though many don’t believe it. He was also involved in crackdown against MQM as Interior Minister.
Naseerullah Babur died on January 10, 2011.