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Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola

(1912-1991), First High Commissioner for Pakistan

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Rahimtoola was a close associate of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Rahimtoola served Pakistan as its first High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in 1947 upon Independence. In addition he held the posts of Ambassador to France, Governor of Punjab and Sindh provinces and Federal Minister for Commerce and Industry before retiring from public service in the late 1950's.

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Sir Ibrahim Rahimtoola, by Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola - NPG x21980

Sir Ibrahim Rahimtoola

by Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola
bromide print on card mount, 1930s
NPG x21980

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Maqbool rahimtoola ( son )

02 July 2016, 11:22


The Late Mr. Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola at the request of Quaid-e-Azam, was Founder of the Muslim Chamber of Commerce & Industries, New Delhi 1947-48, President of the Bombay Muslim Students Union 1946-47-48, Senior Nominee of the Quaid-e-Azam to the Government of India Food Delegation to the UK and USA and represented the Muslim League as Deputy Leader, Nominee of the Quaid-e-Azam Muslim League as Alternate Leader, Government of India Delegation to International Trade and Employment Conference (GATT) Geneva 1947.

The Quaid appointed Mr. Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola to receive the Independence of Pakistan, formally, from the British Government and he had the Honor of unfurling the Pakistan Flag for the first time in its history abroad on 14th August 1947. . He was also Pakistan’s Ambassador to France

He was also Governor of Sindh Province 1953-54, Governor of the Punjab Province 1954 , Federal Minister for Commerce in the Central Government 1954-55, Federal Minister for Commerce & Industries, Central Government 1955-56. Chairman, Pakistan Red Cross 1971-72. Represented Pakistan Internationally at many Delegations at the Leader of that delegation .

The Government of Pakistan just issued a Commemorative Stamp in his Honor on The occasion of Pakistan’s 55th Anniversary Independence Day Celebrations on 14th August 2002. ( “ Tehreek-e-Pakistan key Mujahid “ )

Maqbool Rahimtoola

06 July 2015, 17:23

Pakistan first High Commissioner to the court of St. James

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