Qazi Hussain Ahmad
Qazi was born in 1938 in the house of Maulana Qazi Muhammad Abdul Rab at Ziarat KakaSahib, Distt. Nowshera, NWFP, Pakistan. A teacher by profession, Maulana knew religiousknowledge and political influence to the extent that he was appointed as the President of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind for NWFP. Qazi Hussain Ahmed was the youngest among his ten siblings.After having completed early education at home, Qazi Hussain Ahmad was admitted to IslamiaCollege, Peshawar and got his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geography from Peshawar University. He served as lecturer for three years, teaching at the graduate level. Owing to hisinclination towards the activities of Jamaat, he did not continue in teaching profession. After thathe started his own business. He marked his presence in this field and was elected as VicePresident, NWFP (Provincial) Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
His affiliation with the Islamic Movement started in his school days when he joined IslamiJamiat-e-Talaba, Pakistan. He became member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1970 and was elected to theoffice of President of its Peshawar branch. He served Jamaat-e-Islami as Secretary and thenAmeer of NWFP province. He was raised to the office of Secretary General, Jamaat-e-IslamiPakistan in 1978 and after elected as Ameer (Chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1987,continues to serve in that capacity, getting re-elected four more times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003).In 2008, he excused to be elected once more and the members of his Party (Jamaat-e-IslamiPakistan) elected Syed Munawwar Hassan as the new President of the Party.Qazi Hussain Ahmad 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 as a Senator in 1996 as a protest against the corrupt political system. He was elected as a Member of National Assembly in2002 general elections from his native town lagislative. He served as the Parliamentary Laeader of the Opposition Party (muttahida Majlis-e-Amal).Qazi Hussain Ahmad has widely traveled abroad to represent Jamaat at the international forums,leading goodwill missions as well as in his personal capacity to mediate in issues concerningMuslim Ummah. His services during Iran-Iraq and the Persian Gulf War, the Bulkan (Bosnia)crisis and the post-Soviet power struggle in Afghanistan, have been widely commended andappreciated. Even before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmed was in