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Qazi Hussain Ahmad is the president of the Pakistani Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami. He also leads the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal or MMA.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed was born at Ziarat Kaka Sahib in Nowshera, NWFP, Pakistan in 1938. His father Qazi Muhammad Abdul Rab was a religious luminary and a farmer by profession.
After having completed early education at home, Qazi Hussain Ahmed was admitted to Islamia College, Peshawar and got his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geography from the University of Peshawar. He served as lecturer for three years, teaching at the graduate level in SWAT NWFP. Inclined more towards business, he did not continue teaching and instead started his own business 34 Sueqarno Chowk Peshawar The buisness is now administrated by his Son Dr.Anas Farhan Qazi. He marked his presence in this field and was elected as Vice President, NWFP Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His affiliation with the Islamic Movement started in his school days when he joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, Pakistan. He became member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1978, and was elected the Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1987. He continues to serve in that capacity, getting re-elected twice. His well educated daughter, Mrs.Samia Raheel Qazi, who is an active member of jamaat's women wing ,was also elected as member of the national assembly in 2002. She raised the issues and problems of poor women of the society especially working women of Pakistan. His Son Asif Luqman Qazi Holds a Masters Degree From Boston University USA. He came back to Pakistan in 1994 after completing his studies He is now Deputy Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Nowshehra and Deputy Director Foreign Relations Jamaat-e-Islami pakistan, Asif Luqman Qazi Stayed for a Short Period Of time With Afghan Freedom Fighters in the Era of Soviet Union attack on Afghanistan. His other Daughter Khowla Ahmed Qazi is a well educated Woman has done LLB Shariah from IIUI, and MA English From Wise College Lahore.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed was first elected as member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1986 for a term of six years. He was re-elected as such in March 1992, but he resigned in 1996 as a protest against the corrupt political system.
Mr. Ahmed has widely travelled abroad to represent the Jamaat at the international forums, leading goodwill missions as well as in his personal capacity to mediate on issues concerning the Muslim Ummah. His services during the Iran-Iraq and Gulf wars, the Balkan (Bosnia) crisis and the post-Soviet power struggle in Afghanistan, have been widely commended and appreciated by those of a similar ideological disposition. Even before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmed was in close contact with Afghan Mujahideen and had personal terms with top Afghan leaders. He played a pivotal role in introducing the Afghan jihad to the foreign world and by doing so, gained countrywide favour for the movement. The United States channelled its military aid to the Afghan resistance through the Pakistani intelligence service and the JI, who in turn ensured that it reached the most extreme elements of the Afghan mujahadeed and left more moderate factions isolated. The Jamaat strongly supported military dictator Zia ul Haq in his "Islamization" of Pakistan, particularly the introduction of the Hudood Ordinances, under which thousands of Pakistani women, some alleged to be rape victims, have been jailed for adultery.
Within the country, Qazi Ahmed remains in the movement undertaking the campaign of mass awareness, mobilization and party organization. His patronage of organizations like Pasban and subsequently the formation of Shabab-e-Milli has provided favourable publicity for the party.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed is well versed in English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Pashto. He is an eloquent orator, seasoned parliamentarian and respected politician. He was Secretary General of the Muttahida Shariat Mahaz in 1986. Although he finds practically no time for any literary or scholarly works, he is the author of several books.
Mr. Qazi Hussain Ahemd Is Described as Anti for American & Western Policies.
In Pakistan today he along with other religious parties have formed a coalition against the Musharaff government, which came to power undemocratically in a military coup. The coalition, called the MMA, have garnered enough support to form a government in the Province of NWFP.
He elected as member of National Assembly in 2002 elections from NA-5 , Nowshera-I