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  • It would not be wrong to call Sartaj Aziz a living legend. He is a 92-year-old "young man" who has worked all his life in national and international institutions. He is now a more experienced bureaucrat in the political arena. Not a sensible person, he is also an observer of history and a history himself.

  • Sartaj Sahib belongs to an educated family. His grandfather and father also wrote books. He wanted to become a lawyer but Quaid-e-Azam changed his path. He was a student at Islamia College Lahore in 1946. Quaid-e-Azam studied between 1937 and 1947. Eleven times he visited Islamia College and three times Sartaj Aziz Sahib had the opportunity to meet him. When Quaid-e-Azam came to the college in 1946 for prize distribution, Quaid said to the students, "You have become Mujahid Pakistan. You have to become the architect of Pakistan now." ۔

  • The word 'architect of Pakistan' stuck in Sartaj Sahib's mind. The Quaid also said, 'You students should come in commerce and industry. Pakistan needs it more. Hindus occupy these fields.' This word was also absorbed in Sartaj Sahib. Sartaj Sahib with his companions reached Mamdoot Villa the next day to meet the Quaid. Sartaj Sahib asked him, "Order the landlords to invest in commerce and industry. We are students in industry and commerce." What can you do? Quaid-e-Azam smiled and replied, 'You guys change your education.

  • This one sentence also set the next destination for Sartaj Aziz. The next day he reached Haley College of Commerce with twelve companions. The Sikh head clerk saw him and smiled and said, "Hey, where have you come from?" "But these people turned out to be rich. They got admission in Haley College. They went there and found out that out of three hundred and fifty students, there are only three Muslim students and one Muslim teacher." Then they were recruited in the army. They considered business bad. Anarkali Bazaar was the largest bazaar in Punjab.

  • There were only two Muslim shops in it. All other businesses were owned by Hindus and Sikhs. However, Sartaj Aziz started studying commerce and never looked back. During his college days, Sartaj Sahib studied "Development Economics". Sartaj is also the inventor of the Global Food Security System and after moving to Rome became a director of the Food and Agriculture Organization after 20 years of service. He also created the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He returned to Pakistan in 1984. He became Minister of Food and Agriculture and then twice Minister of Finance, once Minister of Foreign Affairs, once Foreign Adviser and finally He was the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. He was twice elected Senator and also the first Vice Chancellor of Beacon House National University. He is currently 92 years old.

  • His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are also young. He is one of the few people who have seen Pakistan being formed, broken, rising, falling and recovering and now they are watching it roll down. There are also eyewitnesses of the period. He lived his life with full dignity and respect. He lived on his salary. He took loans and did not set up factories. He built a house with his life's earnings. He sold it in 2017 and built a farmhouse in Chak Shahzad. Are living quietly.

  • I first met him at Uncle Naseem Anwar Baig's dining table in 1998 and the series continued after that. Last week it suddenly came to my mind and I called him. He is a family man of ancient traditions. So his ten year old number was running. I took time from him and came to him. He is living in isolation in his farmhouse. He has an office and study at home. He reads books and He kept writing, "I asked him about the longevity and good memory. He smiled and said, 'There are three tricks. Discipline, less food and trust.' He said, 'I get up at 6:30 in the morning all my life.' I have breakfast at seven o'clock and am in my office at eight-thirty.

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