Sartaj Aziz Pakistani economist and strategist, Dies at 94
The nation mourns as the sad demise of Mr. Sartaj Aziz, a prominent figure in Pakistan’s history, is announced. He passed away at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated service to the nation. Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N broke this heartbreaking news on social media.
A Life Dedicated to the Nation
Mr. Sartaj Aziz, born on February 7, 1929, in Mardan, was not just a politician but a visionary who played a significant role in shaping the country’s future. After his early education in Mardan, he moved to Lahore for higher studies. His academic journey included studying at Islamia College Lahore and earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Punjab University.
From Civil Service to International Education
In 1950, Mr. Aziz embarked on a career in civil service, which was just the beginning of his illustrious journey. His quest for knowledge took him to the United States, where he earned a master’s degree in development economics from Harvard University. This international exposure was crucial in shaping his perspectives, which he later brought back to Pakistan.
Mr. Aziz’s career was marked by various significant roles in the government. His most recent position was serving as the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs from June 7, 2013, to July 28, 2017. His contributions in these roles have been instrumental in the development and foreign policy of Pakistan.
Tributes and Remembrances
Ahsan Iqbal, in his social media post, paid tribute to Mr. Sartaj Aziz’s invaluable contributions. “He was a veteran of the Pakistan movement & a great asset for the nation. He will be greatly missed. His services for the nation will always be remembered,” he stated.
Reflecting on his personal experience, Iqbal added, “I had the honor of working with him very closely and will never forget his affection and guidance. May Allah bless his soul and grant patience to his family. Ameen!”
Leaving Behind a Legacy
Mr. Aziz journey from a civil servant to a key government advisor exemplifies his commitment to Pakistan. His demise is not just a loss to his family but to the entire nation. He leaves behind a legacy that will inspire future generations.