Hamid Saeed Kazmi

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Hamid Saeed Kazmi (Urdu: حامد سعید کاظمی‎; born October 3, 1957 in Multan, Pakistan) was the Pakistani federal Minister for Religious Affairs, belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party under the cabinet of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Kazmi was born in a well-to-do religious family; his father, Ahmad Saeed Kazmi, was a prominent Sufi and Islamic scholar. He is one among eleven siblings.[1] He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Bahauddin Zakariya University in 1985. Kazmi is married and has two daughters and two sons.[2] In 2010, Kazmi was involved in an infamous corruption scandal regarding facilities of Pakistani pilgrims performing the Hajj in Saudi Arabia and was accused of not managing adequate food, resources and living space for them during their stay while charging them a large amount of money. He was consequently sacked from office on the 14th of December, 2010.[3] Khurshid Shah was appointed to take charge of office and his replacement.[4] 123