Khalid Maqbool was a seasoned officer of the Pakistan Army and the Governor of Punjab from 2001 to 2008. He has been the longest serving Governor of Punjab till date. During his military career he has held several prestigious posts including commanding a Corps, infantry and a Brigade. He also served as the defense and military attaché to the United States for over two years. But then again, the peak of his military career was when he was appointed the Corps Commander of Lahore, and fully served for two years. After that he served as the chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) until his retirement in 2001. His term as the governor of Punjab was a highly successful one. He made a major impact towards the development of health and education sectors.