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Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Born: June 22, 1956 (age 66 years), Multan, Pakistan
Spouse: Mehriene Qureshi
Party: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Office: Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2018
Education: University of Cambridge (1983)
Previous offices: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan (2018–2022)
Children: Zain Qureshi, Meher Bano Qureshi, Gauhar Bano Qureshi, Zain Hussain Qureshi
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On 3 July 2020, Qureshi announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 days after holding high-profile meetings including one with U.S. special representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad. He eventually recovered.
Qureshi was born on 22 June 1956 in Multan, Punjab to a wealthy, political and prominent Sufi Muslim family.
His family claims to be of saintly lineage and caretaker of the Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya in Multan, which provides the family with substantial income as well votes during the elections.
However, in 2014, he rejected the claims saying “I have never used religion for political gain. I have never dragged devotees of sufi saints in political matters, and those who vote for me do it of their free will.”
After his brother accused Qureshi was using the names of Sufi saints for political gains and Qureshi using donations for the PTI.
Qureshi is fluent in Urdu, English, Saraiki, and Punjabi.
Qureshi’s father Makhdoom Sajjad Hussain Qureshi was former member of Senate of Pakistan and 15th Governor of the Punjab from 1985 to 1988 and was close friend of then President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq who appointed him as governor of Punjab.
Qureshi received his early education from Aitchison College, Lahore, a bachelor’s from Forman Christian College and received MA (Law) and MA (History) degree from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
He also holds a B.A. degree from University of the Punjab.
Qureshi is married and he is a father of one son, named Zain Hussain Qureshi and two daughters. Qureshi is an agriculturalist and was the president of the Farmers Association of Pakistan.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has twice served as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
A seasoned politician, Foreign Minister Qureshi has engaged at every echelon of politics and governance since he started his political career in 1983 from the District Council, from where he progressed to the Provincial Assembly.
Foreign Minister Qureshi remained a member of the Punjab Assembly for nine years from 1985 to 1993 and has held multiple Ministerial portfolios, serving previously as Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of Finance of the Punjab.
He has also served as Mayor of the city of Multan from 2000 to 2002 and has been elected 5 times as Member National Assembly from Multan in elections held in 1993, 2002, 2008, 2013 and 2018.
Foreign Minister Qureshi has also served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the Federal Cabinet from 1993 to 1996.
As Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi envisions a foreign policy that is articulate and principled, ensuring a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood for development.
He believes in the reinforcement of long-standing relationships and in making new alliances, with Pakistan pursuing a policy of partnerships for peace, security and prosperity.