Pakistan names Shaha Mehmood Qureshi as new Foreign Minister
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, March 31, IRNA
Pakistan on Monday named Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi as the country's new foreign minister.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, born on June 22, 1956 in Murree, was elected as member of National Assembly on a Pakistan People Party seat from Multan in Punjab.
An agriculturist by profession, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from University of the Punjab followed by masters degree in 1983 from Cambridge University.
During his political career, he has been elected member provincial assembly Punjab from 1985 to 1988, 1988 to 1990 and 1990 to 1993.
He has also been elected Chairman District Council Multan from 1987 to 1991, Member National Assembly from 1993 to 1996 and District mayor Multan from 2001 to 2002.
He served as Provincial Minister of Finance Punjab from 1990-1993 and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs from 1994-1996.
Married and father of a son and two daughters, Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi has travelled to the USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium and several countries in the Far East and Middle East.
His hobbies include reading and watching TV.
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