Feroz Khan Noon

Feroz Khan Noon

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Malik Sir Feroz Khan Noon, KCSI, KCIE, Kt (1893–1970) was a politician from Pakistan.

Early life

Born on 18th of June 1893 at village Hamoka,tehsil Khushab, Punjab.He was educated at Oxford University and belonged to the Noon family. He held many posts in government both before and after the independence and was an important figure in the Pakistan movement.

He was the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1941, and in 1947 he was sent as Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's special envoy to some countries of the Muslim world. This one-man delegation was the first official mission sent abroad by the Pakistani government. The aim of the mission was to introduce Pakistan, to explain the reasons of its creation, to familiarize the Muslim countries with its internal problems, and to get moral and financial support.

Noon was knighted in 1933 and appointed a KCIE in 1937 and a KCSI in 1941.

Chief Minister

Noon was appointed Chief Minister of the Punjab province from 1953 to 1956 by Khwaja Nazimuddin, following the dismissal of his predecessor, Mian Mumtaz Daultana, in the wake of the Lahore riots of 1953. He then became Foreign Minister of Pakistan until 1957.

Prime minister

On December 16, 1957 he was elected as the seventh Prime Minister of Pakistan. He held this post until October 7, 1958, when martial law was enforced for the first time in Pakistan's history by Iskander Mirza.

Many people have been critical of Feroz Khan Noon's tenure in Foreign...
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