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Shah Mahmood Qureshi


About Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Birth: June 22, 1956) is the Pakistan Foreign Minister.

Professional Biography

As Pakistan Foreign Minister

Reacting to the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Qureshi said Pakistan offers support to India in probing the attacks.

His son Zain H. Qureshi, worked as an intern under Senator John Kerry, one of the main sponsors of the controversial Kerry Lugar Bill.

In October 09, he blamed the US for the rise of terrorism in the country.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi in News

Fiza Gilani might contest for father's vacant National Assembly seat
Yousuf Raza Gilani's daughter might contest the by-elections for her father's NA-151 Multan seat after his disqualification as National Assembly member.

Ex-Pak envoy Haqqani condemns media campaign against him by 'people full of hate'
Former Pak ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani has condemned the regular media campaign against him to people who are full of hate, and are ideologically motivated.

Pak govt can't reopen NATO supply routes in defiance of Parliament diktat: Qureshi
With the pressure building up on Pakistan to reopen NATO supply routes, and a decision pending before the Cabinet's Defence Committee (DCC), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked whether a policy unanimously approved by the Parliament can be overruled by the executive.

ISI political wing still active in Pakistan: Mukhtar
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has said the political wing of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is still active, but added that its purpose was not formation or braking up of the parties, but to inform 'top leadership' about political activities in the country.

Imran Khan, Qureshi divided over PTI's decision to boycot last month's by-elections
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reportedly developed serious differences with party Chairman Imran Khan over his 'unilateral decision' to boycott last month's by-elections.

Qureshi asks Gilani to either apologise to SC or resign over contempt of court
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has asked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to either apologise to the Supreme Court or resign.

Imran vows to quit politics if 'ISI funding party' claims proved true
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said he will quit politics if it is proven that his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party has been funded by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI).

'Imran's party PTI to decide on forming alliance with Musharraf based on circumstances'
Islamabad, Jan 2: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said his party will take a decision on forging an alliance with former president Pervez Musharraf after taking 'circumstances' into account.

Pakistan- The drama begins to unfold (Amended)
Until the last weekend there was surreal theatre in Pakistan with shadows boxing each other. The main players in the developing political confrontation were Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan with Pervez Musharraf an incongruous joker in the pack as they all expected to be sworn in as Prime Minister

Pakistan- The drama bgins to unfold
Until the last weekend there was surreal theatre in Pakistan with shadows boxing each other. The main players in the developing political confrontation were Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan with Pervez Musharraf an incongruous joker in the pack as they all expected to be sworn in as Prime Minister

Quo vadis Pakistan
It is a year since Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was shot dead by one his bodyguards as his other colleagues watched. In the time since then, judge Parviaz Shah, who pronounced Governor Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri guilty, has had to flee Pakistan. During this period Salman Taseer's son, Shahbaz, was kidnapped in August last year and has not been found yet.

Imran Khan: Has his time come? (Part-II)
Imran Khan has declared his objective to be the fulfillment of Quaid's vision of making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state. He hopes to do this by getting a clear majority of at least 51% seats in the centre and a majority in two provinces of Punjab and KP. Coalitions do not, as yet, seem to find favour with him and he would be content to sit in opposition.

Pak's nuke arsenal only aims at deterring war: PPP Information Secretary
Pakistan Peoples Party's Information Secretary Qamar Zaman Kaira has said Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is aimed at deterring rather than encouraging war against any country.

Imran Khan: Has his time come? Part I
If Lahore on November 30, 2011 heralded Imran Khan taking center-stage on the national political stage, Karachi on December 25, 2011 cemented that position. Not that Imran has been an unknown political quantity in Pakistan. On the contrary, he has been on the fringes of political life for the past 15 years, having set up his Tehrik-e-Insaf in 1996

Pak govt slams 'nuke programme rollback' claims as baseless
The Pakistan Government has rejected reports that it is planning to roll back the nuclear programme.

Pak says it 'won't compromise' on its nuke programme
Pakistan has said that there can be no compromise on the country's nuclear program.

Ex-Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi joins Imran Khan's party
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has formally joined cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Qureshi 'keeps options open' about future political stand despite meeting Sharif
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reportedly met Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif, but is still keeping his options open about his future in politics.

Haqqani's decision to resign over memo scandal is 'right one': Qureshi
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the decision taken by the country's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani to resign from his post over the memogate uproar was the 'right one'.

PPP has become 'Zardari League': Qureshi
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has become the 'Zardari League'.

Qureshi to meet Nawaz Sharif to discuss political strategy
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who has resigned from the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the National Assembly (NA), is scheduled to meet PML-N President Nawaz Sharif today to discuss his future in the country's politics.

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