Qazi Hussain Ahmad

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Qazi Hussain Ahmad
قاضی حسین احمد
Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
7 October 1987 – 29 March 2009
Preceded byTufail Muhammad
Succeeded byMunawwar Hassan
Party chair of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
In office
10 October 2002 – 18 February 2008
Preceded byShah Ahmad Noorani
Succeeded byAlliance collapse
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
18 November 2002 – 23 July 2007
ConstituencyNA-5 (Nowshera-I)
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
1986–1996
Personal details
Born(1938-01-12)12 January 1938
Nowshera District, British Indian Empire
Died6 January 2013(2013-01-06) (aged 74)
Islamabad
NationalityBritish India (1938–1947)
 Pakistan (1947–his death)
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami
ProfessionProfessor
Clergy

Qazi Hussain Ahmad was an Islamic scholar, democracy activist, and former leader of a Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamist political party in Pakistan.

Early life[change | change source]

Qazi was born in 1938 in Nowshera District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Qazi Hussain Ahmad went to Islamia College, Peshawar and got his Master of Science (MSc) degree in Geography from Peshawar University. He was a lecturer at Jehanzeb College Swat for three years.

Politics[change | change source]

Qazi Hussain Ahmad was first elected as a senator for six years in 1986 and in 1992. He resigned in 1996 to protest corrupt political system. He was elected into the National Assembly in general election 2002 from his native town, Nowshera.

Long march[change | change source]

Qazi Hussain resigned from the senate on 27 September and started a long march against the Benazir government. On 4 November 1996, Benazir Bhutto's government was dismissed by President Farooq Leghari primarily because of corruption.

Death[change | change source]

Qazi Hussain Ahmad died on 6 January 2013 due to heart attack.

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