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Hifz-ur-Rehman (died 1970) was a Pakistani archaeologist, historian and linguist.[1]


Hifz-ur-Rehman donated his life-long collection of nearly 1,500 antiquities to the Lahore Museum, including three Quranic manuscripts of historical significance written by Imam Hussain (grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad), many decrees, Chinese porcelain, rare coins, glass objects, miniatures, ivory objects and specimens of calligraphy and Islamic art objects.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Hifz-ur-Rehman died on December 31, 1970. Forty years later, on 23 March 2011, President Asif Ali Zardari posthumously honoured him with the "Sitara-i-Imtiaz" (The Star of Excellence) Award for his services in the fields of archaeology, history and linguistic research.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Maulana Hifzur Rehman awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (article includes his profile also)". PakistanToday (newspaper). 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ President confers civil awards on Independence Day Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 15 August 2010, Retrieved 23 April 2020
  3. ^ Natasha Shahid (7 August 2015). "The who's-who of archaeology in Pakistan". The Friday Times (newspaper). Retrieved 23 April 2020.

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