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Malik Sir Feroz Khan Noon, KCSI, KCIE, Kt.

In office
December 16, 1957 – 7 October 1958
President Iskander Mirza
Preceded by Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar
Succeeded by Nurul Amin

In office
12 September 1956 – 17 October 1957
Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Preceded by Hamidul Huq Choudhury
Succeeded by Manzur Qadir

Born 18 June 1893
Punjab
Died December 9, 1970 (aged 77)
Nurpur Noon, Bhalwal, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Political party Muslim League, Republican Party (1955 - 1970)
Religion Sunni Islam

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

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Early life

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.

Apart from politics, Noon wrote five books, including his autobiography, From Memory. His wife, Begum Viqar un Nisa Noon, was a prominent social worker. Though not originally from Pakistan, she spent her entire life working for the betterment of the people of Pakistan.

Death

Noon died on December 9, 1970 in his ancestral village of Nurpur Noon near Bhalwal, Sargodha District.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Chalmers
Governor of East Bengal
1950 – 1953
Succeeded by
Chaudhry Khaliquzzaman
Preceded by
Mian Mumtaz Daultana
Chief Minister of Punjab
1953 – 1955
Succeeded by
Abdul Hamid Khan Dasti
Preceded by
Hamidul Huq Choudhury
Foreign Minister of Pakistan
1956 – 1958
Succeeded by
Manzur Qadir
Preceded by
I.I. Chundrigar
Prime Minister of Pakistan
1957 – 1958
Vacant
Post abolished
Title next held by
Nurul Amin in 1971
Preceded by
Mian Mumtaz Daultana
Defence Minister of Pakistan
1957 – 1958
Succeeded by
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
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