F. S. Aijazuddin

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Fakir Syed Aijazuddin OBE is a Pakistani historian, academic and business executive. From November 2007 to April 2008, he served as Punjab's interim Minister for Culture, Tourism and Environment.

Early life[edit]

Aijazuddin was born in 1942.[1] He received his education from the Aitchison College in Lahore and Berkhamsted School in England, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1965.[1]


During the 1970s, Aijazuddin worked in various public sector projects across Pakistan, including as a director at the National Fertilizer Corporation. From 1980 to 1989, he worked at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in an executive role.[1] In 1989, he returned to Pakistan and served as CEO of International General Insurance and the First International Investment Bank. Aijazuddin was also a board member of the Lahore Stock Exchange, Oil & Gas Development Company, PTCL, National Transmission & Despatch Company and Bata Pakistan.[1]

Aijazuddin has taught accounting and management at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Forman Christian College University. From 2006 to 2008, he was a faculty member at the National School of Public Policy where he taught international relations. From 2008 and 2012, he served as the principal of Aitchison College.[1]

Additionally, he has also been the chairman of the Lahore Museum and a fellow of the National College of Arts.[1]

Political career[edit]

Between November 2007 and April 2008, Aijazuddin was a member of the interim Punjab cabinet. He served as Punjab's Minister for Culture, Tourism and Environment.[1][2]

Since 1994, he has been the UK government's honorary consul in Lahore, for which he received an Order of the British Empire in 1997.[1]


1. Pahari Paintings & Sikh Portraits in the Lahore Museum (1977).

2. Sikh Portraits by European Artists (1979).

3. Aitchison College - The First Hundred Years 1886 - 1986 (1986).

4. Lahore - Illustrated Views of the Nineteenth Century (1993).

5. Historical Images of Pakistan (1994).

6. The Armless Queen and Other Essays (1994).

7. Rare Maps of Pakistan (2000).

8. From a Head, Through a Head, To a Head: The Secret Channel between the US and China through Pakistan (2000).

9. The Bark of a Pen. A Miscellany of Articles and Speeches (2001).

10. The White House & Pakistan: Secret Declassified Documents, 1969-74 (2002).

11. Lahore Recollected: An Album (2003).

12. When Bush Comes to Shove & Other Writings (2006).

13. The Counterfoils of My Years: 1942-1971 (2007)

14. Commanding Success: Aitchison College, 1886-2011. (2011)

15. From a Minister’s Journal (2013)

16. The Resourceful Fakirs: Three Muslim brothers at the Sikh Court of Lahore (2014).

17. The Morning After: Writings and Speeches, 2006-2014 (Lahore, 2015)

18. The Fickle Years: Memoirs 1972-79 (2016)

19. Sketches from a Howdah: Charlotte, Lady Canning’s Tours, 1858-1861 (2019)

20. Shooting Words: Writings, 2014-18 (2020)

21. Imperial Curiosity: Earl Views of Pakistan, 1845- 1906 (2021)

22. Studies in Majesty. Paintings by August Schoefft and related portraits (2021)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Biography". F.S. Aijazuddin. 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ "EPD directive to beautify industrial routes". The News. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2020.