Former Pakistani Foreign Minister and National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz Dies at 94
Sartaj Aziz, the former foreign minister and national security adviser of Pakistan, died on Tuesday at the age of 94.
The Pakistani government confirmed his death and expressed condolences to his family and friends.
Aziz was a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and served in a number of high-level positions in the Pakistani government, including finance minister, national security adviser, and foreign minister.
He was considered one of the most prominent figures in Pakistani politics and diplomacy. He was a respected economist and strategist who played a key role in shaping Pakistan’s foreign policy and economic development.
Aziz was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1929. He studied economics at the University of the Punjab and the London School of Economics.
He began his career as an economist at the State Bank of Pakistan. He later served as finance minister under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
In 2008, Aziz was appointed national security adviser by Sharif. He served in that position until 2012.
In 2013, Aziz was appointed foreign minister by Sharif. He served in that position until 2018.
Aziz was a controversial figure, but he was also a respected statesman. He was a strong advocate for Pakistan’s interests on the world stage. He will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in Pakistani history.