Zahid Husain Trust
Zahid Husain (1893-1957) was
a high-ranking Government officer. He played a major role in the Muslim community
of pre-Partition India and later in the newly created Pakistan.
in Karnal (present day Hariyana) on Eid ul Azha in 1893. His
parents belonged to the neighbouring villages of Umarpur and
Husainpur in Muzaffarnagar District (UP).
– He was taught the Quran in his ancestral village of
Umarpur. Early education was disrupted because of repeated relocation
of the family. Intermediate from Islamia College Lahore. BA
and MA Economics from Aligarh Muslim University.
of India – Joined the Indian Audit & Accounts
Service and was posted to Allahabad in 1918. Built his career
in the Railways. Rose to the rank of Finance Commissioner of
Indian Railways . Appointed to various high-ranking positions
in Army Audit, the Finance Department and the Chief Commissioner’s
Office, Delhi. He was one of the highest ranking Muslim officers
of the Government of India.
State – served as Finance Member of the Nizam’s
University – was appointed Vice Chancellor.
Commissioner – Appointed Pakistan’s first
High Commissioner to India in 1947. Charged with the tasks of
repatriation of refugees and the transfer of assets to Pakistan.
Bank of Pakistan – Given the responsibility of
setting up the State Bank of Pakistan . Appointed first Governor
of the State Bank.
Board – As the first Chairman of the Planning
Board, Mr. Zahid Husain drafted Pakistan’s first Five-Year
Institutions – He was appointed to various Government
and non-profit institutions in different capacities throughout
his professional career.