Nawabzada Shahid Aziz Siddiqi
(born January 26, 1945, Lucknow, India
) is a former senior Government official in Pakistan and Vice Chancellor of the Ziauddin Medical University. In June 2008 he was appointed Chairman of the Pakistan State Life Insurance Corporation.
Siddiqi was educated at the Pakistan Air Force
Military Academy in Sargodha
and received a Bachelor's degree from F.C College in Lahore
, a Master's degrees from the University of Karachi
and the University of Cambridge
In 1968, after a stint as a recon pilot in the Pakistan Air Force and a year as a Management Trainee for the Pakistan Tobacco Company, Siddiqi sat his Central Superior Services of Pakistan
(C.S.S) examinations for the elite Pakistan Civil Services
and topped the examination in West as well East Pakistan (what is now Bangladesh
)joining the "District Management Group".
In 1982, Siddiqi began serving as a Minister Hajj
in Saudi Arabia
, where he was appointed Commissioner of Karachi. He then served in several roles, including Managing Director of the Rice Export Committee of Pakistan, Director General Ports and Shipping, and ultimately Federal Secretary Communications and Chairman National Highway Authority in 1997. He worked with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
, a relationship he characterized as both close and courteous in his tribute to her after her death.
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