Luqman was one of the major directors from the early years of Pakistani cinema. Luqman’s passion for films was so great that he ran off to Bombay to go into movies. He was hired there as a painter, then worked as a bit player, clapper boy, director’s assistant and, finally, a director of note, both in India and in Pakistan. He was Shaukat Hussain Rizvi’s assistant in Zeenat (1945), a runaway success. Bollywood film legend Dilip Kumar has great regard for Luqman who, as the chief assistant to Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, helped him to get the role in Jugnu (1947). The film, with crooner Noor Jehan in the title role, was Dilip Kumar’s first major box-office hit.
Notable films to his credit include Pattan (1955), Lakht-e-Jigar (1956), Aadmi (1958), Ayyaz (1960) and Farishta (1961). He also won 2 Nigar Awards in 1958 for Aadmi (1958), as the best producer and director.