Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri


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Designation: Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
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Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid-e-Azam

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Mian Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri (born 1941) is a Pakistani politician and diplomat. He was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007.

Throughout his academic career he had a uniformly excellent record, which culminated in his topping in the B.A (Hons) Examination of the Punjab University in 1961. At the Government College , he was awarded many academic prizes and Rolls of Honor. After completing his education at home, he proceeded abroad for higher studies. He did his tripos in Law from Cambridge University. After Cambridge he was admitted to Oxford University for post-graduate work in Public Administration and Political Science. He took French Civilization courses at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the University of Nice in France. He was called to the Bar from Gray's Inn, London. On a lecture tour of the United States, he lectured at leading American Universities in their South Asian and Political Science Faculties. He was also the author of a report for the Government of Pakistan on how Pakistan studies could be promoted at American Universities; large parts of his report were implemented by the government.

Khurshid M. Kasuri belongs to one of the old political families of Pakistan. He comes from a well-known political family of Punjab; his grandfather Maulana Abdul Qadir Kasuri was a leader of the Indian National Congress and his father Mahmud Ali Kasuri was also in the Congress (until 1940) and was sentenced in 1930 to four months' imprisonment. Mahmud Kasuri was briefly a member of Z.A. Bhutto's Cabinet. His father, the late Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, was also a member of the Federal Cabinet.

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R.Bajwa ( Fresno,United States) Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:12:50 PM (MDT - USA)
Khurshid Mahmood Katoori should be the real name.

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