Shahid Khaqan Abbasi



Designation: Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources
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Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Born 27 December 1958 ) is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, currently serving Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources of Pakistan and a politician. He served as the Federal Minister for Commerce in 2008.Abbasi is the Founder and CEO of Airblue. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pakistan International Airlines from 1997 to 1999.


Abbasi got his early education from Lawrence College, Murree. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he obtained the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He went on to obtain Masters in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Abbasi worked as a professional engineer in the United States and the Middle East during the 1980s.

Politics in Pakistan

He is politically affiliated with the centre-right party PML-N, where he is a senior leader. He is the son of Air Commodore (retd) Khaqan Abbasi, a prominent businessman turned politician who was a pilot in the Pakistan Air Force and the Federal Minister for Industries and Production in General Zia-ul-Haq’s cabinet in the 1980s. Khaqan was a serving MNA and Federal Minister in Zia-ul-Haq’s cabinet when he died in the Ojhri Camp incident in 1988. His son Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has built the Murree-Kahuta and Kotli Sattian area as their political stronghold, he won the general elections in 1988, 1990, 1993, and 1997, the latest one being in 2008. From 1990 to 1993, he performed his duties as the chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence, In General Election 2013 he is again elected as member of National Assembly and appointed as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

Imprisoned and Jail

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was imprisoned by the General Pervez Musharraf government, as he was the Chairman of the PIA, when Musharraf's plane was denied landing at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on his way back from Sri Lanka on October 12, 1999. The government put pressure on him to give a testimony against the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but Abbasi refused. He was imprisoned for around two years before being acquitted of all charges in March 2001.

In the 2008 general elections, Shahid Abbasi was again elected a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the traditional Abbasi constituency of NA-50 Rawalpindi-I (Murree-Kahuta area). He was then made the Federal Minister of Commerce in the Yousaf Raza Gillani cabinet.

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Ali Haqqani ( Stallings,NC,United States) Monday, April 20, 2015 7:39:15 PM (MDT - USA)
I am delighted to see you in Pakistani dress at the time of Chinese President's visit. Shame on others who were clad in European suits.

shahid abbasi ( kahuta,Pakistan) Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:57:25 AM (MDT - USA)
Slamualikum abbasi sab kia hall han ma kahuta village keral ma rahta hon ma app ka bhot bara fane hon...

abdul rehman awan ( medina munawra,Saudi arabia) Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:05:24 PM (MDT - USA)

Atif abbasi ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Saturday, July 9, 2011 10:52:26 AM (MDT - USA)
my name is Muhammad atif abbasi son of Shamshad ahemd abbasi i have done my 2nd year fsc pre engineering sir me belong to poor family and my parents can not afford my study i requested you plz give me part time job 4 my study expance

AbdulHameedKhan ( karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, February 6, 2011 8:56:48 AM (MDT - USA)
this is to inform you that I am an old man retired having terrible pain in my bandagedleg, I tookFlight 0205 Datedo1FEB Destination Karachi SEAT 4F I REQUESTED LADY SITTING DOWN THERE IN ISLAMABAD checkin counter to allot me front seat in order to strech my painful leg, she did not bother to reply but just gave me slip reservations; please note I was second passenger; meanwhile a junior officer a\ of ASF approached her and demanded reservations of seat for senior officers of ASF/their families; his orders were carried out promotly by that lady. On the plan , a lady attendatant while gossiping with a young man was approached by me for seat position she managed to signal and indiffirently said go down the plan and find your seat; having bandaged leg with hand bag I went down searching my seat, reaching middle of plan a gentleman sitting helped me to my seat which was too far back, but by then passengers came in the way and in struggle I hurt my bandaged leg and pain shot up; during all this ordeal no flight crew came to my help. I am sorry to bother you, for I have sent COMMENTS but without any response; these delived back to me. Sir, you have done marvellious job by inducting new/latest plan but now it is for crew to work professionally,treating all equal in terms of their job. Once agin sorry to encouroach upon your time. I request you to look at my plea and take action approprity.Regards. Abdul Hameed Khan. صیر تھیس یس

MUDDASAR ABBASI ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Thursday, February 3, 2011 6:42:46 AM (MDT - USA)

JAIRSOM JAMES ( abu dhabi,United arab Emirates) Sunday, December 12, 2010 6:46:14 AM (MDT - USA)
Complain Your Staff is not following offing timing, which is in Mentioned in air blue Customer Service-Payment location Abu Dhabi (UAE) After Online Reservation 3 Times I went there for cash payment. But they said office timing for payment is only 15:00 to 18:00 (Sun to Thu). But I showed Them Print out from your site for online Payment Timing Showing Sat – Thu: 0900-1930 break: 1330-1630 Fri: off Can you please help me to know Exact Timing? And solve my payment problem after online reservation. Thanks You customer

MUJAHID HUSSAIN ( Los Angeles,United States) Monday, September 13, 2010 6:29:01 PM (MDT - USA)
Hello, Are you the same Shahid Abbasi went to Northrop University in Inglewood, California? Please contact me via e-mail. Thanks Mujahid""".

Azmat Ullah Raja ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 4, 2010 4:24:16 AM (MDT - USA)
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi he is a very good person and very charming person i prayer for him that he will lived long and successful in our life.

Hammad Ali Zia ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Friday, October 9, 2009 10:25:33 AM (MDT - USA)
He is very nice person having a simple islamic personality he is doing his best while for the business as well as politics.I would like to say here about his successful life ,I want to know about success of his life what is the secret behind his success.

Khuram Abbassi ( Dewal Sharif - Murree ,Malaysia) Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:55:55 PM (MDT - USA)
Mr shahid abbasi is very nice person east or west dewal is best live long life and help the nation of Murree،

rukhsana bano abbasi ( murree,Pakistan) Friday, March 13, 2009 1:42:15 AM (MDT - USA)
AOA h r u sir main nay aap ka off kay mail add kar job kay liay CV mail ki but koi respon nahi mala

Ahmad Saeed ( New York,United States) Sunday, December 21, 2008 10:02:01 PM (MDT - USA)
Shahid K. Abbasi managed the Airline better then his predecessors. The airline progressed in his era.

Shahzada Riaz ( Salalah,Oman) Sunday, December 14, 2008 5:28:00 AM (MDT - USA)
You earned experience and wealth from PIA and started AIR BLUE. What are your future plans Sir !!!!!!!!.

Ikram Abbasi Sihanna ( Portsmouth(South Sea),United Kingdom) Monday, October 27, 2008 8:16:56 AM (MDT - USA)
Although i am still a voter of Mr shahid but unfortunatly no remarable achievement i have seen in my Area 4m this man so far not for people of my my Place specially,i mean nothing he has done for prosperity of us.

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