Luqman was assistant to Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi and directed his first film Hamjoli in 1946. He was director of second Pakistan made film Shahida in 1949. He got breakthrough from Punjabi film Pattan in 1955. Lakht-e-Jiggar (1956), Aadmi (1958), Ayaz (1960), Farishta (1961), Mahal (1968), Afsana (1970) etc. were some of his famous films. Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar wrote story of his last film Wafa in 1981.
Luqman was born in 1922 and died on January 23, 1994 in Lahore.