Feroz Khan Noon 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan
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Introduction of Feroz Khan Noon:

CitizenshipBritish India (1893 – 1947) Pakistan (1947 – 1970)
Date of Birth7th May 1893
Place of birthHamoka, Khushab District Punjab, British India
Death9th December 1970
PlaceNurpur Noon, Sargodha District, Punjab, Pakistan
SpouseVictoria Rikhy Noon
AlumniOxford University
Political PartyPakistan Muslim League (1921-57;1962 – 1970) Republican Party (1957 – 1958)
1st PostProvincial Minister of Local Government Health, & education
Period1927 – 1936
2nd PostHigh Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom
Period1937 – 29th December 1941
3rd PostMinister of Labor in Viceroy’s Executive Council
Period1941 – 1944
4th PostBritish Representative to the Pacific War Council
Period1944 – 1945
5th PostPermanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Period1945 – September 1946
6th PostGovernor of East Bengal
Period31st March 1950 – 31st March 1953
7th PostChief Minister of Punjab
Period3rd April 1953 – 21st May 1955
8th PostPresident of the Republican Party
Period1956 – 7th October 1958
9th PostMinister of Defense
Period16th December 1957 – 7th October 1958
10th Post5th Minister of Foreign Affairs
Period12th September 1956 – 7th October 1958
11th Post7th Prime Minister of Pakistan
AwardsOrder of the Indian Empire Order of the Star of India Order of St. John

Brief Description:

Feroz Khan was born in a village of Hamoka that was located in the District of Punjab on 7th May 1893. He originated from the noble intimate that was known for their treasure and status in the community spheres. He completed his education till matriculation from the native village and after that admission at Aitchison College in Lahore. After completion of college, he went to England in 1912. He got admission to Oxford University in 1913 and had a close relationship with Lloyd’s family. After that, he got admission to Wadham College & studied Farsi, got a Bachelor of Arts in B.A. degree. When he was in college in Wadham, he went for higher education in the United States, but he returned to Oxford University. He lived with very few Indian students in the university. His father’s advice was to learn the Culture of English & spent more time with them. He said to his focus on the studies, after completing his studies moved to London and attend the examination of Law. After that, he qualified as barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple in 1917 before coming to India[1].


He was a politician from Pakistan and remained on several posts before and after the independence of Pakistan. He was an important person for the Pakistan Movement. He was from the rich family of Hamoka[2].

Lady Viqarunisa Noon and Akbar Bughti doinng dinner
Lady Viqarunisa Noon and Akbar Bughti doinng dinner

Life of Feroz Khan:

Sir Malik Feroz Khan was born in a village of Hamoka, district of Punjab, British India. His date of birth was 7th May 1893 & the date of death was 9th December 1970. He graduated from Oxford University in the year of 1916. He completed the degree of Law in Inner Temple and started his career of law in Sargodha in Pakistan and after that joined the High Court of Lahore in the year of 1917[2].

The profession of Law & lawmaking in India:

After he came to India, started practicing in the district court in Sargodha in 1917 and after the moved to Lahore in the High Court. He established himself and made his reputation in Civil Law in the year of 1927. He joined the cabinet of Governor of Punjab, Malcolm Hailey, and detained the selection of the Provincial Ministry of Local Government from 1927 – 1930[1].

In the duration of 1931 & 1936, Feroz khan was in the Cabinets of Governors Geoffrey Fitzhervy de Montmorency, Sikandar Hayat, and Herbert William Emerson where he held provincial portfolios of Minister of Health and education[1].

Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE):

After that, he was appointed as the Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) in the year of 1937. He was in the coronation Honours list and appointed as the Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire in from 1936October 1941[1].

Member of Viceroy’s Executive Council:

He became a participant of Viceroy’s Executive Council in 1941 and endured on the post till 1945. He also finished the office of the Defense Minister for India throughout that time from 1942 to 1945. He was the sole person that raised to the admired position[1].

Quaid-e-Azam and Feroz Khan Noon:

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a wish to take the Muslim with him. He sent Feroz Khan Noon to different countries of the Muslim World in the year of 1947. Malik Feroz Khan was the first person who was sent abroad by the Pakistan Government after independence. Quaid-e-Azam wanted that to represent Pakistan to other countries to tell them the reason for creation. He wanted to told the moral and financial problems to other countries that Pakistan had to face. It was the good fate of Pakistan that Malik Feroz khan was successful in his mission[3].

Governor-General of Pakistan:

After he got experience from the political and administration, he was elected as the Pakistan Governor-General of East-Pakistan. But he wanted to take part in Punjab region Politics. After that, he became the core contender for the Chief Ministership of Punjab from the 1940s to the 1950s. At last, he was successful in becoming the Chief Minister of Punjab and gave the service for about 3 years, from 1953 – 1956. He remained the Chief Minister of Punjab and became the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in the year of 1956, he was in Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy’s Cabinet[3].

Gawadar Joins Pakistan
Gawadar became a largest port for Pakistan and other Muslim countries for trading in era of Feroz Khan Noon

Affiliation with Iskandar Mirza:

Feroz Khan Noon had a close affiliation with Iskandar Mirza, he was one of the key organizers of the Republican Party in Punjab. After that, he was elected as the president of the Party. He participated in the Republican party; he was appointed as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the year of 16th December 1957. Although, Iskandar Mirza supported Feroz Khan Noon in establishing his ministry[3].

Dismissed of Feroz Khan Noon:

Feroz Khan Noon’s government was dismissed and Iskandar Mirza got the power. Iskandar Mirza completely gained the power of Government and Feroz Khan was completely removed from the government. The Martial law was imposed and it was imposed on 7th October 1958[3].

Later life & death:

He came to his native village in Hamoka in the year 1958 and retired from national politics and became a political writer. He wrote about five books on the history of India and issues affecting law and politics in Pakistan. The books name is given below[1]:

  1. Wisdom from Fools (1940), short stories for children, click here to download & read.
  2. Scented Dust (1941), a novel, click here to download & read.
  3. India (1941)
  4. Kashmir (1957)
  5. From Memory (1966)

Feroz Khan Noon and his wife Victoria Rikhy Noon
Feroz Khan Noon and his wife Victoria Rikhy Noon

He was married to Viqar-un-Nisa Noon, an Austrian woman who was a prominent politician and a social worker by profession. He died on 7th December 1970 in his ancestral village of Nurpur Noon, Sargodha District. His funeral was held in his native village[1].


1.            Wikipedia. 25th August 2020; Available from: Wikipedia.

2.            peoplepill. 25th August 2020; Available from: peoplepill.

3.            historypak. 25th August 2020; Available from: historypak.

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