Qazi Hussain Ahmad

 

Brief life History

As a  Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami
 07 Octobe  1987 – 29 March 2009
Preceded by: Mian Tufail Muhammad
Succeeded by:Moulana Munavar Hassan
As a President of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
10 October 2002 – 18 February 2008
Preceded by : Alliance collapse
Succeeded by:  Alliance established
Personal details
Born : 12 January 1938
 NowShera, NowShera District, Khyber Pakhtonkhaw.
Died : 6 January 2013 (aged 74)
Islamabad
Political party : Jamaat-e-Islami
Education:   B.Sc., MSc.    University of Peshawar
Occupation :            Foreign policy commentator, religious leader
Profession: Professor, religious leader
Religion:       Islam
Qazi Hussain Ahmed was born at Ziarat Kaka Sahib in Nowshera, Kyber Pakhtonkhaw, Pakistan in 1938. His father Qazi Muhammad Abdul Rab was a religious personality and a farmer by profession.
He got his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geography from the University of Peshawar. He served as lecturer for three years at SWAT College. His association with the Islamic Movement started in his school days when he joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, Pakistan. He became a 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.

Qazi Hussain Ahmed has two daughters and two sons.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. His other Daughter Khowla Ahmed Qazi is a well-educated Woman has done LLB Shariah from IIUI, and MA English From Wise College Lahore.
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 son Dr.Anas Farhan Qazi runs his own business in  Peshawar .
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.
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 key role in introducing the Afghan jihad to the foreign world and by doing so, gained countrywide favor 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.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed was well versed in English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Pashto. He was an fluent speaker, seasoned parliamentarian.

Hamid Mir Column on Qazi Hussain Ahmed Dated: 7-01-13


Saleem Safi Column on Qazi Hussain Ahmed
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