Martial law is the military rule imposed by military authorities. First time , in Pakistan, It was imposed by Ayub Kahan, the then Commander-in-chief. In fact,
Sikandar Mirza was president at that time, he invited Ayub Khan to impose martial law. with the coaction of Ayub Khan, the president Sikandar Mirza announced martial law on October 7, 1958, Ayub Khan was made its chief martial law administrator.