Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi (Urdu: شاه محمود قریشی; born June 22, 1956) is an agriculturist, statesman and a parliamentarian who is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Prior to that, he was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan and high-ranking member of the central executive committee of Pakistan Peoples Party until being deposed by the central committee and the foreign ministry, on an issue involving the Raymond Davis affair, 9 February 2011. Qureshi was elected a member of pakistan's national assembly from Multan's Constituency NA-150 on 11th May 2013 on the ticket of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
After earning a degree in law from the Cambridge University, his career in the national politics started in 1993 under Prime minister Benazir Bhutto. In 2008, He was appointed foreign minister by the PPP led collective leadership alliance containing the MQM, ANP and JUI-F formed after the 2008 general elections. However in February 2011, Qureshi fell out with the central committee that led to his ouster by Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, and by November 2011, Qureshi joined Imran Khan's populist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Shah Mahmood 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. An agriculturalist by trade, Qureshi is also the president of the Farmers Association of Pakistan.
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