I had found in him a great man of stature and repose--much above the pettifogging bourgeois. He was always available for me as and when needed and always treated myself as a son. I will always cherish the fond memories of having this privilege towed by a great officer.
May Allah Bless his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

By Usman Anwar - 17/12/11

Mr. Sherdil was indeed a star performer and a gem of CSP cadre. He was a soft spoken gentleman who always refrained from hurting others and was pillar of support and strength.

By Syed Farood Alam/ Farzana Alam - 18/2/11

He was indeed a very kind hearted person and a noble man. I have fond memories of his personality and kind heartedness. He was indeed an asset for the country and our service.

By Mohsin Chandna - 19/2/11

Sir was a great human being and very kind and compassionate to all close to him. He was known for his care and dedication to everything and everyone he dealt with. His rewards lie with God. And surely God's rewards are best rewards. Certainly he is alive in our memories and hearts and always will be.

By HAIDER BURKI - 5/2/12

Man of highest integrity, I pray Allmighty Allah for eternal tranquallity of Departed Soul in heaven. I also Pray Almighty Allah for granting of Patience and courage to Khalid and his family.


I extend deepest condolences in the sad passing of AZK Sherdil, so we share your loss & sorrow. Be strong & let our words reduce your pain.

By Shehrooz Khan - 18/11/12

Mr. Sherdil was an intellectual, honest, policy-maker as well as asset of the nation. I salute him and Pray to All Mighty Allah for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

By S.I.M Shahriar - 04/11/12

A Great Mandarin, very respectable Senior, Source of Strength for Juniors. May Allah rest his soul in Heaven.

By Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar - 21/10/12

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Life History

Athar-ul-Zaman Khan Sherdil - 1941 - 2011

Mr. Athar-ul-Zaman Khan Sherdil was born on May 21, 1941 at Jullundher (East Punjab), India. His Grand Father, Khan Sahab Barkat Ali Khan, was Deputy Registrar Cooperatives Society (United Punjab). His father, Khan Faiz Muhammad Khan served as Magistrate in Campbelpur and Sialkot, and then upon migration in 1947, at Lahore. Faiz later served as ADM/ADC at Jhang, Muzaffargarh & Montgomery. At Jhang, Sherdil studied at Islamia High School, which has produced two Nobel Laureates: Dr. Har Gobind Khorana (Medicine, 1968) and Abdus Salaam (Physics, 1979).

Sherdil Hall

The Nation - July 01, 2011

LAHORE: The Federal government has named DMG Training Centre of Civil Services Academy (DMG Campus) after late Athar-ul-Zaman Khan Sherdil (AZK Sherdil), senior member of civil services of Pakistan, in recognition of his services. Similarly, an alumni resource centre will be set up a cost of Rs 10 million for DMG officers in Lahore. It may be mentioned that AZK Sherdil was very competent, patriotic and sincere member of the Civil Services of Pakistan who won the hearts of the people by serving with devotion and dedication in former East Pakistan and after that in Pakistan particularly Punjab. Late AZK Sherdil as Chief Secretary rendered invaluable services for the development of the Punjab province and in recognition of it, DMG training hall has been named after him. Late AZK Sherdil was a very popular personality among his colleagues and subordinates due to his hard work and sincere approach.

A.Z.K Sherdil Reference DMG Association

By City42 - September 08, 2012

P.M Nawaz Sharif and C.M Shahbaz Sharif visit Sherdil residence

Sherdil Residence - Feburary 25, 2011

Condolence Reference of Chief Secretary Athar Zaman Khan Sherdil at DMG Campus

By Athar Zaman Khan, Chief Secretary - March 03, 2011