A well-known name in Pakistan, Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, who is the proud recipient of Tamgah-e-Imtiaz awarded by the President of Pakistan and Wizam Alawi conferred by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco is a leading industrialist and Vice Chairman, Baig Group of Companies, a multinational conglomerate engaged in diversified industrial and commercial activities operating in Pakistan, U.A.E. and Morocco.
Mirza Ishtiaq Baig has business and close association with Kingdom of Morocco and was appointed Honorary Consul General of Kingdom of Morocco, by President of Pakistan on the commission of Moroccan government for the consular jurisdiction over the province of Sindh.
He has been the recipient of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Best Export Trophy Awards from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan for nine consecutive years on export of textiles. He is also the chairman of the Pakistan Morocco Business Council and the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mirza Ishtiaq Baig is actively engaged in social welfare work in Pakistan. He is the Founding President of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, an affiliate member of Make-A-Wish Foundation Internationl, USA, the largest wish granting organization in the world serving 47 countries in five continents. Due to his untiring efforts, Make-A-Wish Foundation was introduced in Pakistan. The Foundation is engaged in granting the cherished wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses.
Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, who also appears on different television channels for his views on national and international issues is the older brother of media celebrity Afreen Baig, and the younger brother to Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, famous business tycoon and political figure of Pakistan. Mirza Ishtiaq Baig was married to famous singer (Late) Nazia Hassan but they divorced before her death. They also have a child Arez.