Anwar Aziz Choudhary : Father of Politics in Shakargarh

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Shakargarh is a land that has produced many intellectuals who played important role on national level. One of these intellectuals is Choudhary Anwar Aziz who is thought to be father of politics in Shakargarh and has the credit to launch many politicians in this field. Anwar Aziz was born in 1931 and belongs to Gujjar family of Shakargarh. His father’s name was Choudhary Abdul Aziz who was MBBS doctor . His son Daniyal Aziz has been Chairman NRB and sitting MNA from Choudhary’s constituancy NA-116. After getting education from Shakargarh, Choudhary Anwar Aziz moved to Govt College Lahore where he was groomed by the teachers like Pitras Bukhari, Dr. Nazir and Sufi Tabassam. Anwar Aziz has the honor to live in the very hostel room in GC Lahore where Allama Iqbal stayed. His life-long friends from iqbal hostel include late Major General Imtiaz, Abid Ali Shah who has the honor to introduce Muhammad Rafi to Bombay, scholar Dr Anwar Syed, “Defender of Lahore” Shafqat Baloch who as major dettered two indian divisions in 1965 war.

Choudhary Anwar represented Pakistan in 1948 Olympics as a swimmer. Anwar’s friends Shoaib and Saleema Hashmi make fun of him in these words “The Bronze goes to English, Sliver to Canda, gold to Australia and Pakistan’s Choudhary Anwar Aziz still swimming”. In response Anwar Aziz curses Shoaib affectionately. Choudhary Anwar’s life is full of zest. He lived a wholesome life at its full swing. Choudhary’s personality has many aspects like his modest demeanor, rapt attention that makes him affable to everyone who meets him.

In 1950s he went to Michigan University in USA on Fulbright Scholarship where he met Khathleen and married her. Later he became District Attorney of California. At the climax of his life in USA, he returned back to his village in Shakargarh with his wife Kathleen , also called Kathy Aunty by everyone. The Shakargarians loved finding this couple among them. They expressed their love for Choudhary by voting him time and again. Choudhary perhaps the only member of 1964 assembly winning despite the opposition of Nawab of Kala Bagh. He became federal minister in the cabinets of Zulifqar Ali Bhutto and Muhammad Khan Junejo. He gave surprise to Zia Ul Haq by defeating Khawaja Safdar, his candidate for speakership in 1985 assembly.

The list of his literary credentials is also long enough. He was the host when Sufi Tubassam introduced Mustafa Zaidi as Tegh Allahabadi. Jalib considered Choudhary’s house as his second home. He was also close to firebrand orators like Abdullah Butt and Shorish Kashmiri, writer Abdullah Malik, painter Sadeqain, Punjabi poet Imam Din Gujrati and Sharif Kunjahi. He discussed political theory with scholar Samual Huntington. A generation of journalists like Shaheen Sehbai, Muhammad Malik, Zafar Abbas, Munoo Bhai, Nazir Naji and Nusrat Javed are convinced by Choudhary’s political wisdom and leant different aspects of politics from him. He is equally sought by younger journalists like Rauf Clasra, Arshad Sharif and Asma Shirazi.

Choudhary Anwar Aziz is loved and respected for his courteous attitude towards common man. He is constantly thinking about what he can do for poor and needy. Anybody who ever met will have a story to tell. He poineered milk pasteurization by introducing Tetrapack in Pakistans as Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s advisor on Livestock. His friends sometimes laugh about his passion but he keeps on doing something for common man. He tried to improve the economy of common man by distributing Angora rabbits known for their long and soft wool. He initiated schemes to promot cows, goats and vegetables. He distributed newly arrived Broiler chickens among his people hoping they will return eggs to start a chain for boosting economy and poultry. Some returned but most did not. But this did not stop him from distributing sacks full of new seeds for free. Many of his schemes may not have worked but this has not dettered him from doing for common people.

Late Syed Abbas Ather wrote a column about him starting with these words “Shakargarh, Shakargarh, Shakargarh __ i am sick of hearing this from Choudhary Anwar Aziz all my life.” Whenever his friends asked him ” From where you draw your energy, he replied, from poor people in Shakargarh.”

48 Replies to “Anwar Aziz Choudhary : Father of Politics in Shakargarh”

  1. I AM SORRY BUT I TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH YOUR LITLE FOR ANWAR AZIZ CHAUDHARY WHARE AS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS CHAUDHARY SAHIB LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLES OF GREATER SIALKOT.I WOULD NOT BE MEAN TO CONFINE HIS HEIGHT TO ONLY SHAKAR GARH. AT TIME HE WAS THE SOLE SUPER STAR OF THE SIALKOT DISTRICT POLITICS. A SWEET PERSONALITY,VERY WELL RESPECTED, WELL LOVED AND A GREAT INSPIRING LEADER. HE IS A LIVING LEGEND. MAY ANWAR AZIZ CHAUDHARY LIVE LONG. AMEEN

      1. please admin kindly confirm me about the wife of ANWER AZIZ CHOUDHARY . wht is her religion and i want to know that in ISRAEL KIDS belong from the mother side not from father so we called DANIYAL AZIZ SAAB is a ISRAILE OR YAHOODI .

        1. THE MOTHER OF DANIYAL AZIZ AND THE WIFE OF A GREAT MAN CHAOUDARY ANWAR AZIZ, MRS KATHLEEN AZIZ WAS NEVER A YAHOODI. THE BELOVED LADY IS NOT ONLY THE MOTHER OF 4 CHILDREN (3 SONS AND A DAUGHTER, DANIYAL AZIZ BEING THE YOUNGEST), SHE WAS KNOWN IN SHAKARGARH AS THE MOTHER TO ALL THE CONSTITUENTS. ALONGSIDE HER HUSBAND SHE LIVED LIKE AN AVERAGE VILLAGE WOMEN AND COMMAND THE LOCAL PUNJABI LANGUAGE DESPITE BEING A HIGHLY EDUCATED FROM THE SAME UNIVERSITY FROM MICHIGAN USA. SHE WAS DOING DAILY CHORES IN HER VILLAGE HOUSE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER VILLAGE DOES. ITS SHAMEFUL AND DEPLORABLE FOR SOME PEOPLE TO ACCUSE HER BEING A YAHOODI WITHOUT ANY RESEARCH OR EVIDENCE.

          1. She never lived in shakargarh and you should be ashamed of lying. Nobody has seen her in Shakargarh as she never lived there. Do you have a conscience you shameless lier.

  2. dEAR mR. aDMINISTRATOR,
    WILL YOU PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO POST HERE A LITTLE UPDATE ABOUT CHAUDHARY ANWAR AZIZ ESPECIALLY ABOUT HIS HEALTH, CURRENT LIVING PLACE AND ACTIVITIES.IF HE IS IN THE USA i SHALL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO MEET HIM IN PERSON .iT’S BEEN LONG THAT WE HAVE NOT HERD ABOUT HIM. HE IS SO MUCH LOVED AND A ROLE MODEL FOR A LOT LOT MANY . I WISH TO OFFER HIM MY RESPECT AND SALUTATIONS IF YOU PLEASE PASS IT ON TO HIM. THANKS.
    BILAL.. USA

    1. dear sir Mr anwar Aziz could not achieve any goal for shakargarh at the end of day the people of shakargarh are suffering and known as pour all over the world until young people went abroad like gulf countries Europe etc and they change their poverty now we can see they are living wel.where is Mr anwar Aziz and his wisdom

    2. I am from Shakar Garh,He and his son both did nothing for Shakar Garh,except making fool of gujjars.Both have the long history of LOTAISM.Self respect never touched them.

  3. اللہ تعالی چودھری صاحب کو لمبی زندگی دے میں ان کے گجر قبیلے کا ایک فرد ہوں ان کے بارے میں اپنے محبوب لیڈر اور بھائی چودھری اختر علی وریو سے بہت کچھ سنا اور اسرار شاہ نے بھی ان کی تعریف کی۔مجھے ایسا لگتا ہے چودھری صاحب کی ان تمام خوبیوں کا بیڑہ غرق ہو جائے گا۔اس لئے کہ ان کے صاحبزادے جس انداز میں شاہ کی شاہ سے زیادہ وفاداری کر رہے ہیں اس سے کیتھی اور انور کے تمام اچھے کاموں کی نفی ہوتی ہے۔ےقینا اگر اولاد اچھی ہو صالح ہو تو اس کے کیا ہی مزے مگر گندی اولاد نہ مزہ نہ سواد ہوتی ہے،دانیال کی ذہانت کہاں جا گھسی ہے جائز ناجائز عمران خان کی مخالفت۔مجھے میاں نواز شریف کے ساتھ کچھ وقت گزارنے کا موقع ملا ہے انتہائی کینہ پرور کبھی معاف نہیں کرتے مشرف کے ساتھ گزارے دنوں میں دانیال ایک سوبر نوجوان کی حیثیت سے مانے گئے انہوں قوم کے لئے کام بھی کیا مگر ایک گجر کی حیثیت سے میں سمجھتا ہوں انہیں اس مشکل وقت میں مشرف کے ساتھ کھڑے ہونا چاہئے تھا نہ کہ اس کے دشمن کے ساتھ۔چودھری انور عزیز بہت زہین ہیں اور تھے بھی لیکن ایک سوال ہمیشہ زندہ رہے گا کہ بھٹو کی مشاورت کی تو انہیں تختہ دار تک پہنچا کے چھوڑا کیا دانیال میاں نواز شریف کے ساتھ بھی وہی سلوک کرنا چاہتے ہیں جو ان کے والد نے بھٹو کے ساتھ کیا۔
    عمران خان کی مخالفت کریں لیکن اس انداز سے جیسے میاں صاحبکے پالتو ہیں؟یاد رکھیں ان لوگوں میں ایک کمی ہے اور وہ ہے کہ ان کے بزرگوں نے لوگوں کے سامنے چارپائی پر بیٹھنے کے حق سے محرومی دیکھی تھی جس کا بدلہ وہ خاندانی لوگوں سے لے رہے ہیں۔یہ کبھی دانیال کو ابھرنے نہیں دیں گے۔ان کے پاس وقت ہے کہ وہ دوسرے خاندانی لوگوں کی طرح مناسب مسلم لیگی بنے رہیں۔دیکھ لیں چودھری اختر علی اور عبدالستار کے بیٹے کس احترام کے ساتھ پارٹی میں ہیں۔میری ان باتوں کا برا نہ منائے گا۔،03335000769 انجینئر افتخار چودھری مرکزی ڈپٹی سیکریٹری اطلاعات پاکستان تحریک انصاف

        1. His wife never embraced Islam and never lived in Any village of Shakargarh. She lived in Lahore during her stay in Pakistan. She has been teaching at the Lahore America school during her stay in Pakistan. At the end she left Anwar Aziz and Pakistan for good, in mid eighties. Since then she is living in her home country United States. After Kathy left him for good Anwar Aziz married a rich business woman in Rawalpindi. He did not marry for love but lust and had malicious designs to enjoy her wealth. But she was not an innocent or simple lady but a smart and sharp woman.
          Seeing that she is not a simple dove Anwar Aziz divorced her.

          1. Political differences aside, please refrain from intruding into personnel lives of other.

    1. jis qabeelay say jnab ka taulaq hy wo sra sar jahlat ki nashani hy aur ghaleez iftikhar nay be comments day kar wazah Kia k wo jahil aur ghatia qabeelay say hy zat pat ka culture sirf hinduism may hy aur sari dunia mein hindu ka koi waqar nehi humaray in jahil gujaroun ko shaied apny musliman hony ka yaqeen nehien kun k in ka sara zoor is bat pa hy k gujars are great ?nehin Bhai aisa nehien hy bra wo hy jo bra kam kray wo koi bee ho sakta hy shame for nonsense gujar

      1. It shows that you belong from ………even I dont want to write.tribes are made for identity and you showed ur identity

      2. Jahalat to Tanveer Sb – aapke andaz e takhatub se hi jahalak rhi hey, else you would know it very well that Gujjars have always hold a very significant powers/ positions in the past as well as present, this tribe has ruled this subcontinent for centuries & you will never find the villages / states as named after this tribe, the list goes on which is evident of the fact of bravery in the past and also sons this Community has achieved the Nishan e Haider awards as well, the name of Pakistan was also Coined by Ch Rehmat Ali Gujjar as well, you name the field I may give you a list of those gujjars who have done exceptionally well in their area of work from medical to law & sports to science the list never ends. Further, having the knowledge & pride over ones Community is Allowed by our Religion as well, trans. “Humne tumhare qabilay bnaye takay tum aik dusre ko pehchano” & it applies universally, Arabs were & still proud of their tribes as hasmities/Querashi etc. so pls review & do study in deep about this Great Community, before speaking any non-sense. Hope this will suffice. Thanks

      3. I hope & wish that Tanveer at least must know from which community he belongs, if yes, then there shouldn’t be shame of disclosing the same, Islam never prohibits the expression of Community.

        “Johal e Khirad ne yeh din dikhaye,
        Ghat gye Insaan barh gaye saaye”

    1. anwar Aziz our iska beata shakargarh k logoun ki khushioun k qatil Hein shakargarh k loug ya overseas mein zalil ho rahein ya mulik k bharay shahroun mein Lahore mein inko nafrat ki nigha say deakha jata hy gujars houn ya dosray shakargarh k loug very pour hein daniyal aziz pehlay Musharraf ki goun gata tha ab nwazsharif k gata hy kal koi aur ay ga tou ye us ki khushamid kray ga khushamid murda bad

  4. Respected Mr. Anwar Aziz Just visited Rupani Foundation Gilgit-Baltistan. I don’t know him as politician but as nice, polite good human being. personally i really inspired from his attitude and energy he keeps to groom the poorer.
    it was a nice day for me.

  5. SAIFALLAH-USA

    ITS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS WORLD THAT PEOPLE SALUTE “RISING SUN” . WITHOUT A DOUBT ANWAR AZIZ WAS A REAL DEAL IN SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES. AN HONEST AND VERY STRONG FIGURE, HELPING THE POOR AND SANDING TALL AT THE NATIONAL HORIZEN. HIS SON IS PROBABLY OF A GREATER CALIBRE TOO, BUT HIS STANDING WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS A BARRIER IN HIS RECOGNITION. TIME WILL SKETCH UP REAL PICTURE. INDIVIDUAL,S WORDS CAN BE EFFECTIVE BUT ITS LIKE SHOWING ACANDLE TO THE MIGHTY SUN. GOD BLESS

  6. Daniyaal Aziz ki tarbiyat achi nahin huee….Anwar Aziz Sahib pehle apni aulad ko tau sanwaar lete….logon ki kiya khaak khismat ki ho gee unhon ne…..

  7. So much is written by so many ppl seem to know Mr Danial Aziz personally. I would only say He should anylise his present day actions which may come to haunt him in future as nothing and no one should be more important then our motherland Pakistan.
    Our first and most important goal should remain betterment of Pakistan and its poor public not those who have skimmed it allot.
    I leave it for Danial to consider ????

  8. Was he not the one who was dismissed from the government on corruption…the first and only one. How come this was not mentioned in his history in the article. Should he not have been jailed for those crimes? Where were our molvis when they saw that he married a jew and did not even change her name?? Have you seen how his chameleon son acts on TV , siding with the ruling parties.

  9. By the way, the “great” Mr Anwar Aziz has also got the dubious honour of being dismissed from ministry by Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo, the first and only case of its kind. Married to a Jew girl from America and later planted into Pakistan.

  10. Imran Khan’s family is jewish there is no doubt about it.Imran is Israeli agent agent he has proved himself by supporting Zac Goldsmith.Imran has been having affairs with at least 8 other jewish women for 25 years is not very well known. Elizabeth Hurley
    Goldie Hawn Susannah Emmi sargent Marie helvin Sita White Dephne Barak and Jemima goldsmith are Jewish all of them.
    Imran is a product of Israeli Mossad he has been groomed financed and supported by Mossad for the last 25 years for this very
    moment if he becomes Prime minister it will be a covert operation equal to British overthrow of Ottoman Empire by Lawrence of Arabia on about 16 of July 1815 exactly 100 years ago. Imran is a lawrence of Arabia sani.And one more fact which has been kept a secret by Imran He is Brother in law of British crown Prince prince of Wales prince Charles.Jemima Sister was married to the Brother of Present wife of Prince Charles. If you have any doubt please check Wikipedia it is all there.

  11. Can anyone including admin deny the fact that his daughter Kiran Aziz is married to a “yahoodi” . Both Kiran Aziz and her Jewish husband are teaching at the Berkeley university. Cathy left him in early 80’s and settled in her country USA. She never lived in a remote village in Shakargarh. His son Danyal is actually “Daniel” which is a Christmas name. Anwar Aziz is a prejudiced gujjer who has not accomplished anything for Shakargarh.

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