Shah Mahmood Qureshi

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Designation: Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
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Pakistan People''s Party

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Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Hussain Qureshi (born June 22, 1956) is senior Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in the coalition government of PPP, Muttahida Quami Movement[MQM], ANP and JUI-F formed after the 2008 general elections. He was a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, where he was the president of PPP Punjab. He is the head of the Qureshi family and has many followers in the country and in South Asia. Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi is also the current Sajjada Nashin and custodian of the Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam and of the Shrine (Darbar) of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya.[4]. An agriculturalist by trade, Qureshi is also the president of the Farmers Association of Pakistan.

Family

Qureshi hails from a prominent religious and political family in South Punjab. He was the eldest son of Makhdoom Sajjad Hussain Qureshi. Sajjad Qureshi was a Sajjada Nashin for Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam and the Darbar of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya. The elder Qureshi was also a prominent politician of the Pakistan People's Party under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in the 1970s. Following the removal and hanging of Bhutto, Sajjad Hussain supported the presidency of General Zia-ul-Haq and served as the Governor of Punjab from December 1985 to December 1988 under Zia.

Education

Qureshi received his early education from Aitchison College, Lahore. He received a Bachelor's degree in History from Forman Christian College. Qureshi also received a law degree from Cambridge University.

Political career

Qureshi was first elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from Multan in 1985, which were held on a non-party basis. He joined the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) under the leadership of Muhammad Khan Junejo in 1986.

He joined the faction of PML led by Nawaz Sharif, which later became PML (N), when PML split in 1988 after the death of Zia-ul-Haq. He was re-elected to the Punjab Assembly from Multan in 1988. He served as the Minister of Planning and Development in the cabinet of Chief Minister Nawaz Sharif from November 1988 to August 1990. Qureshi parted ways with Nawaz Sharif in 1990 and joined the PML (J) faction led by Manzoor Wattoo, and was re-elected to the Punjab Assembly from Multan in 1990. He served as the Minister of Finance in the Punjab cabinet under Chief Minister Watoo from 1990 to June 1993.

He subsequently joined the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in 1993 under the leadership of Benazir Bhutto. He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Multan in the general elections of 1993, and served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs under Prime Minister Bhutto. Qureshi was defeated in the 1997 general election by Makhdoom Javed Hashmi. Qureshi served as the District Nazim of Multan from 2000 to 2002. He won subsequent elections to the National Assembly from Multan in 2002 and 2008 as a member of the PPP. Benazir Bhutto made Qureshi the President of PPP in Punjab in 2006.

Following the general election of 2008, Qureshi was a potential candidate for the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the coalition government headed by the PPP. However, given his political history prior to joining the PPP, Qureshi was instead given the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. He lost the portfolio of Foreign Minister in February 2011, following the Raymond Davis affair.Qureshi opposed the PPP's pact with PML-Q, since he believed PML-Q to be indirectly involved in the killing of Benazir Bhutto.
Qureshi resigned from the PPP, as well as his National Assembly membership, in November 2011. He has been in contact with both Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to join one of these parties. In a TV talk show Imran Khan confirmed that Shah Mehmood Qureshi would join the PTI rally on 27th November 2011 at Ghotki.

Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008 - 2011)

After taking charge of the office, Qureshi immediately made clear that he was committed to establishing peace in the region and that maintaining friendly ties with neighboring India were amongst his top priorities. Qureshi went on his first visit as foreign minister to China in October 2008 with Ahmad Mukhtar and President Asif Ali Zardari. On his arrival back, he was given praise for his work. Qureshi has visited many countries as Foreign Minister and has been very busy explaining Pakistan's stance on the war on terror to the foreign world. In 2009, Shah Mehmood Qureshi faced criticism in Pakistan when it was discovered that his son, Zain H. Qureshi, was working as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Sen. John Kerry.

In February 2011, the Government of Pakistan reduced the number of cabinet seats. During this transition, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was offered the position of Minister of Water and Power. He declined, saying that he was "not interested in water and power ministry in place of foreign affairs."

Joining Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf

Following the Raymond Davis affair where Davis' was released without charge for murdering two men in Lahore. Shah Mehmood Qureshi was given another ministry on which issue he subsequently resigned as Federal Minister of Pakistan . On 27th November, 2011 Qureshi announced his joining of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in a rally in Ghotki,Sindh, 400 km south of Punjab city of Multan.


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Abid Rehman ( Mansehra,Saudi arabia) Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:33:22 AM (MDT - USA)
Any one can tell me the exact date and country where Pakistani Students were in trouble due to civil war in that country and then Shah Mehmood Qureshi Gets back that Students durin when he was Ex Foreign Minister?????

ALI GUL CHANNA ( SHIKARPUR SINDH,Pakistan) Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:39:00 AM (MDT - USA)
ASLAAMOLAIKUM MAKHDOOM SHAH MAHMOOD HUSSAIN QURESHI SAHAB IS MY MURSHIID NICE PERSONALITY I LIKE HIM SO MACH

abdul ghaffar chachar ( sukkur,Pakistan) Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:38:03 AM (MDT - USA)
shah mehmood is great person

zubair A Khan ( toronto,Canada) Saturday, February 19, 2011 6:30:18 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear Shah mehmood qurashi you took very good stand on Raymond matter.you will have my full support

asad ullah gilgiti ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:19:17 AM (MDT - USA)
we prode to b peoplest

Khalid Mahmood ( Tronto,Canada) Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:37:48 AM (MDT - USA)
ٰYou got an opportunity to serve the country and become part of future history. Pl. grabs it. You may not get another chance.

Kashan ( Karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:45:34 AM (MDT - USA)
Please join my Facebook group "Bring Shah Mahmood Qureshi Back". Shah Mahmood Qureshi is a beacon of hope who's like the flower that blooms on a mud pond i.e. the pakistani political scene. It is our duty as Pakistanis to come forward in his support leaving behind our political associations for this courageous man who is willing to take on the Establishment on a 'small' matter such as the murder of three Pakistanis. This is also a very rare occassion where we see a Pakistani politician ever stadning up for his principles rather than his interest.

HASEEB UL HAQ ( Rawaalpindi/Now working In Rydah,Pakistan) Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:12:26 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear Sir, I am working in saudi arab i am pakistani and in pakistan my party is basicaly pakistan N MUSLIM LEAGUE BUT IN ppp ALSO SOME PEOPLE YOU ARE SIR MY FAVOURITE LEADER IN ppp EVEN AFTER SHABZ SHERIF SIR, REALLY YOUR NUMBER YOUR ARE GREAT LEADER OF PAKISTAN AND EVEN BEST LEGEND IN PAKISTAN POLITICS TODAY I LISTEN ABOUT YOUR HAPPING TO TAKE OATH I AM REALLY VERY SAD BUT I SOOLOTE YOU YOU TAKE VERY STRONG STATE MENT I AM NOT ONLY MANY PEOPLE SIR WITH YOU YOU ARE NOT ALONE PAKISTANI PUBLIC AND IN GOD COURT YOUR RESPECT INCREASE THIS IS MY PRAYER GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE IN ppp presdent retrun you very early its my pryer also in any PP TIMES you take one time prime minister.

GHULAM SARWAR BHANBHRO ( GHOTKI,Pakistan) Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:37:31 AM (MDT - USA)
C. V. 1) Name Ghulam Sarwar Bhanbhro 2) Father’s Name Muhammad Aqil Bhanbhro 3) Date of Birth 12-04-1981 4) Qualification i) Matric in Science securing 592 Marks in 1997. ii) F.Sc. securing 644 Marks in 1999. iii) B.A securing Marks 637 in 2008. 5) Experience Five Years Experience in Army; i) I am Medalist of Tamgha-i-Istaqilal ii) I had undertaken so many academic courses / trainings for different ranks / posts such as Nike, Hawaldar during the tenure of my services. iii) Pakistan Army has also recommended me Fit for civil service. iv) Presently, I am serving in Ministry of Education as UDC for the last 4 years. 6) NIC No. 45103-1832388-9 7) Domicile District Ghotki Sindh (Rural) 8) Mobile Number 0312-5005811 9) Permanent Address Village Ramzan Bhanbhro, Talka Khanghar Sharif, P.O. Khan pur Mahar Distt: Gotki Sindh 10) Postal Address: Sector G-10/3, Block No.108, Flat No.2, Islamabad Email Address babagsghulam@gmail.com …………………………… REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT AS A ASSISTANT IN YOUR MINISTRY PLEASE I ALREADY GIVEN TEST IN YOUR MINISTRY

SH FAISAL SARWAR ( shakargarh 0300 7776375,Pakistan) Friday, September 10, 2010 6:05:56 AM (MDT - USA)
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sh faisal sarwar ( shakargarh,Pakistan) Friday, August 13, 2010 6:22:43 AM (MDT - USA)
i love shah saab

Irfan sheikh ( Juffair,Bahrain) Friday, July 16, 2010 4:56:51 AM (MDT - USA)
He is Only 1 respected/honest & qualified personality in PPP, as well he is capable for his current post.but he should make more struggle to make our Foriegn policies better , i request him to do more efforts - PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

GHULAM SARWAR BHANBHRO ( GHOTKI SINDH,Pakistan) Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:38:56 AM (MDT - USA)
The Honorable Minister for Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan, Islamabad SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT AS LDC (BPS-7) IN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ISLAMABAD. Respectable Sir, With profound regards it is requested in your kind honour that I have given typing test on dated 19-05-2010. in ministry of foreing affairs for the post of LDC (BPS-7), Please Sir appointed me, and sir I served in Pak. Army w.e.f. 24-8-2001 to 31-5-2006, I am Medalist of Tamgha-i-Istaqilal and also I had undertaken so many academic courses / trainings for different ranks / posts such as Nike, Hawaldar and Naib Sube-e-dar during the tenure of my services After successful completion of my short term services I opted to get retirement as I had to manage my domestic business. Pakistan Army has also recommended me Fit for civil service . 2. Sir, as I belong to a poor family and resident very backward area of village Ramzan Bhanbhro Ghotki Sind. As I have a long family to live, having no source of earning. Our income is hand to mouth . It is very difficult for us to fulfill our basic necessities of life. 3. Its really a great pleasure for me that I am a true and sincere worker of Pakistan Peoples Party from Ghotki Siundh. I have fought a long struggle for my party. I really appreciate your leadership and guidance under which party has not only grown but come under one plate form. 4. It is. therefore, requested in your kind honour to appoint me as LDC against Army quota in Ministry of foreign affairs. My Roll No is 11897 and NIC number is 45103-1832388-9. Sir I have also experience as a LDC in ministry of education.I assure you sir that I will perform my duties to the entire satisfaction of my superiors. I hope that you will consider my case favourably. I shall pray for your prosperity and good health. Yours obediently Dated: 20th January 2010. (Ghulam Sarwar) C/O Sector G-10/3, Block No.108, Flat No.2, Islamabad C. V. 1) Name Ghulam Sarwar Bhanbhro 2) Father’s Name M

hashim ali siddiqui ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, January 11, 2010 1:21:42 PM (MDT - USA)
Thank God I could find a politician in Pakistan who is in the habit to read.May be this could be the reason for which he is holding his present position.I am sorry to write in spite of sufficient potential why our Ministers speak the language of other countries.Why they fail to present Pakistan as a strong and stable country.I will request energetic minister to monitor foreign policy in a way to bring positive changes.Our missions abroad are not working efficiently the all need to be pulled up.I have not seen any promotion in trade,in exports as well as in bilateral relations.Officials of this ministry can speak good english which is not our requirement.I expect improvement with economy.Please pay attention for more expo user on media discussing strong as well as weak ties with other countries.At the same time stop revolving around few countries. Explore new countries which can support our export and cause saving of foreign exchange.One important thing please take strict action against all officials of your ministry who are interested to get their children sate led out side pakistan or running after to get foreign nationality.I think duel nationality in your ministry should be banned any body found guilty must be punished you may go for necessary legislation in this regard.One more idea comes to my mind is that all countries having relation with Pakistan should be divide in to categories such as friendly country, enemy country,neutral country ,Inclined to wards enemy country and new countries to be explore for friend ship.Each category must be headed by a sectary and above all there should be one sectary general foreign affairs.Detailed studies should be carried out for each country so that max benefits could be draw an I think lot of work is required to be done to put the things right..i

sunny ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, November 02, 2009 2:12:11 AM (MDT - USA)
another attacked in Rawalpindi toward shalimar hotel 22 people lost their lives who waiting to collected their salaries ALLAH BLESS THEM. as a Pakistani we can't understand where were our security agencies why they are showing negligence again & again .now we fortitude enough or we should pulled out this friction that only Taliban attacked us.are neighbored was an very intrigue to derail Pakistan into the world map.are enemies was very lucky & fortune that they only sent money and our misguided Muslim sorry not real Muslim they are cannibal WHY ?just because of money they killed their on people without having any rivaling.they use our label & called that we are true Muslim we done this because USA excursion in Afghanistan is someone asked them how many American's killed in that attacked which you contact NONE. including today attacked and previous suiside attacked only innocent common people of Pakistan was lost their lives . an right creed of person couldn't killed any human wither it is Muslim nor non-Muslim. this criminals drench our community for their act.but we begging of such period mark an epoch & we appease this war with our on scales.Pakistan will conquer & protrude those who leer our country.but we should take some prudent steps that we not follow corrupt leader's and we not make their henchman we abstinence to doing hypocrisy nature.INSHAALLAH in a imminent time we mending this situation.

sunny ( karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:43:09 AM (MDT - USA)
America should proud shah mahmood thah how he convey's usa agenda here.we have must realize that karry-lugar bill was not made by American senator's its comply for people's party wishes and its purpose behind that they led down PAK army & maligned its character .who incises to put such clause that check defence budge & intrude the nuclear arsenal .a person who very active role & v. close to usa & are government called him ambassador of pakistan he is not a ambassador he is a roguish and culpable of a common people of Pakistan & army too. Kerry-Luger bill is illusion for our people 1.7 million is only 3% of Pakistan whole budge .just this 3% are politician will push us in ensalve for usa.if our leader's are need this amount to run there government then they less 3% of his luxury live style's it means they give back their land cruiser, proto & Mercedes and auction/sell these car's& jeep's collect the amount it must be more then 3%.

sunny ( karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:53:13 AM (MDT - USA)
i have no idea where i commence my comments.shah mahmood is undercover agent of USA regarding kerry-lugar bill it totally comply for sake of people's party wish then why we revile USA. are own leader's was involve to made this bill.shah mahmood has drench Pakistani people in front of every one to express their veiw that the bill is favour of commen people of pakistan. Kerry-Luger bill is illusion for our people 1.7 million is only 3% of pakistan budge .just this 3% are politician will push us in ensalve for usa.if our leader's are need this amount to run there government then they less 3% of his luxury live style's it means they give back their land cruiser, proto & mercedes and auction/sell these car's& jeep's collect the amount it must be more then 3%.

Sheikh Mubashar ( Milan,Italy) Tuesday, June 02, 2009 4:44:50 PM (MDT - USA)
I think he is the only Minister working for PAKISTAN . He will be the next PM of Pakistan.

Rahat Bajwa ( Fresno,ca,United States) Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:03:23 PM (MDT - USA)
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