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Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 August 1966 – 1 May 1968
President Ayub Khan
Preceded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Succeeded by Mian Arshad Hussain
Attorney General of Pakistan
In office
Preceded by Post established
Succeeded by Yahya Bakhtiar
Attorney General of Pakistan
In office
Preceded by Yahya Bakhtiar
Succeeded by Aziz Munshi
Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
In office
Preceded by Habib Chatty
Succeeded by Hamid Algabid
Personal details
Born (1923-06-12)12 June 1923
Burhanpur, British Raj
(now India)
Died 2 June 2017(2017-06-02) (aged 93)
Karachi, Pakistan
(now Pakistan)
Political party All-India Muslim League
(Before 1947)
Muslim League (1947–1958)
Alma mater University of Mumbai
Inns of Court School of Law

Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada ( شریف الدین پیرزادہ سيد ) NI (12 June 1923 – 2 June 2017) was a noted Pakistani lawyer, served as a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Pirzada was a well known lawyer in Pakistan and internationally. He served as Attorney General of Pakistan from 1965 to 1966 and again from 1968 to 1971. He was the youngest person ever to be appointed to that post and the longest serving. From 1966 to 1968, he served as Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

Pirzada was a member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (1972–1979) and served as Chairman from 1977 to 1978.

Pirzada died on 2 June 2017 at a medical center in Karachi, aged 93.

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