Syed Masood Kausar



Designation: Pakistani politician
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Pakistan People''s Party

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Syed Masood Kausar (Kohat, NWFP, Pakistan) is a Pakistani politician and a senior member of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. Masood Kausar is brother of famous Urdu poet Ahmed Faraz.

Syed Masood Kausar earned his Bachelor of Arts from Islamia College, Peshawar. After completing his degree, he opted for education in law and jurisprudence and got his LLB degree from the Peshawar University in 1960. He was called to the Bar in the year 1968 from the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, England.

Syed Masood Kausar took keen interest in the extra-curricular activities at all the educational institutions he attended and was very popular among students and his colleagues. He has a rare distinction to his credit for having been elected as President of the Khyber Union of Islamia College Peshawar. He was the first elected General Secretary of the Peshawar University Students Union. During his stay in England, Syed Masood Kausar was again elected as the General Secretary of the Pakistan Students' Federation Great Britain.

On his return from England in early 70’s, he joined Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and held various positions within the party and eventually succeeded Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao to become the Provincial President of PPP in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Syed Masood Kausar served as Speaker of the provincial assembly of the NWFP from 1988 to 1990. After getting re-elected in 1990, we was elected Deputy Leader of Opposition from 1990 to 1993. In 1994 he was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1994 until 2001. However, the Senate was suspended in October 2000 by then Chief of Army Staff Gen. Pervez Musharraf during the 1999 Pakistani coup d'état.

A close associate of the PPP chairperson, Benazir Bhutto, and as a member of PPP "Think Tank" committee and Central Executive Committee, Syed Masood Kausar has been an influential figure within PPP.

Syed Masood Kausar has also a very outstanding career in the law profession. He has appeared before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in different important cases of eminence. He was elected President of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1984 and has also been an honorary visiting Professor of law at the University Law College Peshawar.

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