Mian Aminuddin

Mian Aminuddin (Punjabi, Urdu: میاں امین الدین) was a civil servant in the Indian Civil Service (British India) and the first Mayor of Lahore, Pakistan.[1][2] He also was the Chief Commissioner of Balochistan between 1949 and 1952.[3]

Mian Aminuddin
4th Governor of West Punjab
In office
2 May 1953 – 24 June 1954
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralMalik Ghulam Muhammad
Preceded byIbrahim Ismail Chundrigar
Succeeded byHabib Ibrahim Rahimtoola
Mian Aminuddin
Occupation(s)Civil Servant (British India)
later Civil service of Pakistan
RelativesMian Usman Aminuddin (son of Mian Amiruddin)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan 2008-2011 and 2018-2022(married to his granddaughter)
Mian Yousuf Salahuddin
Sir Mian Muhammad Shafi
Justice Sir Mian Abdul Rashid

Early life and careerEdit

Mian Aminuddin was among the very few and early Muslim members of the Indian Civil Service (British India).[1]

"At independence Pakistan faced an acute shortage of experienced senior administrators. In the government of undivided India, there were only two Muslim ICS officers and one Muslim Indian Political Service (IPS) officer who had risen to the position of joint secretary, namely Mian Aminuddin (ICS, 1923), Ikramullah Khan (ICS, 1927), and Lieutenant (retired) Iskander Mirza."[1][4]

In Pakistan, Mian Aminuddin later served as Governor of Punjab, Pakistan also from 2 May 1953 to 24 June 1954.[3]

See alsoEdit

Political offices
Preceded by Chief Commissioner of Balochistan
16 July 1949 - 18 November 1952
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of West Punjab
2 May 1953 - 24 June 1954
Succeeded by


  1. ^ a b c EXCERPT: The founding fathers Dawn (newspaper), Published 7 August 2011, Retrieved 16 January 2019
  2. ^ Profile of Qasim Zia, a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab (includes info about his grandfather Mian Aminuddin) Provincial Assembly of the Punjab website, Retrieved 16 January 2019
  3. ^ a b Provinces of Pakistan (list of officeholders) Retrieved 16 January 2019
  4. ^ British Indian Civil Service's Joint Secretary Mian Aminuddin on GoogleBooks Retrieved 16 January 2019