Zahid Husain (banker)

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Zahid Husain
1st Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
In office
June 10, 1948 – July 19, 1953
Succeeded byAbdul Qadir
Personal details

Zahid Husain (1893 – 1957) was the founder and the first governor of State Bank of Pakistan from June 1948 to July 1953.[1][2] He also served as Pakistan's first High Commissioner to India from August 1947 to April 1948.[1]

He was close aide of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and also the father of Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid.[3]


Zahid served as vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, the founding Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and the first chairman of the Planning Commission besides being the author of Pakistan's first five-year plan.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Profile of Zahid Hussain State Bank of Pakistan Museum website, Retrieved 8 September 2021
  2. ^ Sirajuddin Aziz (27 December 2020). "A prototype of a true leader". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to set up Zahid Husain chair: Higher studies Dawn (newspaper), Published 9 November 2001, Retrieved 8 September 2021

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